Boarding Schools  Episcopal High School

Episcopal High School

Episcopal High School

Image Gallery Button
location type grades students int’l s-f ratio class SAT avg SSAT TOEFL
Alexandria, VA co-ed 9-12 436 9% 6:1 12 1925 80% 100

At Episcopal High School, character is nurtured through traditions of honor and excellence. Our 130-acre campus, just outside of Washington, D.C., affords access to all the artistic, cultural, and scholastic resources of our nation’s capital. Episcopal offers an extraordinary boarding school experience and exceptional college preparation that emphasizes self-discovery, independence, and productivity, preparing graduates to succeed at some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation and to lead full lives with honor and purpose.

Founded on a tradition of honor and the pursuit of self-discovery, Episcopal High School engages students in a challenging college preparatory education. Episcopal strives to prepare young people to become discerning individuals with the intellectual and moral courage to lead principled lives of leadership and service to others.


Students join the faculty in pursuing questions, not simply answers; in discovering ideas, not merely facts; and in appreciating the journey, not solely the destination. The EHS faculty offers students support, enthusiasm, and opportunities. Episcopal students graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and responsibility that will serve them well throughout life. Episcopal High School’s course of study reflects a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, and a dedication to prepare students for college and for life. Small classes, usually comprised of 10 to 12 students, encourage open and lively discussion.

 Special Highlights

Computer Studies. Computer studies courses at Episcopal High School encourage students to adopt an orderly thinking style so they may approach and then solve a problem in an efficient and replicable manner. This can be done effectively only by tapping a student’s creativity. Students are continually reminded that problem-solving strategies can be employed across disciplines.

Washington Program. The Wednesday Tour program augments learning in all the major academic disciplines through trips to local points of interest: e.g., museums, art galleries, churches, government agencies and non-government organizations and foreign embassies.

 Top colleges attended by students

University of Virginia, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, College of William and Mary, Washington and Lee University, Sewanne: The University of the South, Brown University, Boston College, Hamilton College, Duke University

 What the school looks for in students…

“Episcopal is interested in students of strong character, who have demonstrated at their prior school(s) that they have the intelligence, curiosity, and motivation needed to succeed in our classrooms. In addition, the Admissions Committee looks for students who have the ability to contribute to the extracurricular life of the School, be it artistically or athletically.”