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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
At Episcopal, all students board and come from approximately 29 states and 19 different countries. An experienced faculty, small classes (average is 11), 45 advanced courses, and integrated technology (with laptop computer program) support the pursuit of academic excellence. Highlights include extensive offerings in arts and athletics; frequent study in Washington, D.C. (10 minutes away), including senior internships; study abroad opportunities; spiritual and moral education with one of the nation's oldest Honor Codes. Our 130-acre campus includes new centers for science, the arts, and athletics.
1200 North Quaker LaneAlexandria, Virginia, USA
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Summary: Episcopal High School's academic program prepares students for success in college and beyond by providing a rigorous liberal arts education enriched by technology and hands-on learning. Students are challenged by talented faculty in small classes that encourage quality interactions. A variety of teaching methods are used that incorporate current pedagogy and reflect a diversity of learning styles. An Episcopal High School education is more than just acquired knowledge - it is also discovery, exploration, and creativity. Students and faculty work together in a learning community to make the most of each subject, whether engaging in lively classroom discussion and debates, analyzing the meaning behind a poem or work of art, or working together to make a scientific discovery. In addition, learning doesn't stop at the classroom door. The Washington Program gives students the opportunity to explore the city through four concentration areas, learning from and collaborating with experts from trailblazing, history-making organizations. Our teachers take full advantage of the many opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area to enhance classroom work. Students might read "Macbeth" and then see it performed on stage, or study environmental science in the lab and then carry out field work on the Potomac River. Episcopal attracts students with a wide variety of academic talents, and the School strives to address each student's needs. Regular, honors, and advanced courses in each department allow students to tailor their learning track, and if they wish to explore a subject not offered in the curriculum, there is also the opportunity for independent study.
Department Director: Mary Fielder
Average Class Size: 11
Full Time Teachers: 68
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 82.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1
Academic Schedule: Semester
Number of AP Courses Offered: 45
Summary: Living on dorm is at the heart of Episcopal culture: EHS's eight dorms - four for boys and four for girls - quickly become "home," where teachers and students celebrate birthdays, indulge in spontaneous midnight pancakes, and hold intense conversations around the kitchen table. Led by a dorm head with a resident faculty member on every floor, each dormitory is a community where students support and champion one another - from helping to carry a new student's luggage on the first day to attending dorm-mates' debuts in plays or athletic games. To ease the boarding school transition, freshmen live in their own dorms and have earlier check-in and lights-out times, plus extra faculty members on the dorm team. Additionally, Monitors - seniors selected by the faculty and student body - help coordinate dorm life. Students have one or two roommates, new students have roommates in the same grade, and all are responsible for their room upkeep and laundry.
Department Director: Ashley McDowell
Number of Dorms: 8
Average Students Per Dorm: 55
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 4
Dress Code: Other
Summary: The Episcopal experience is rooted in self-discovery. Our extraordinary residential community provides the perfect opportunities - both in and out of the classroom - for such discovery to occur. Living on dorm with classmates and teachers as neighbors inspires formative, lifelong friendships. The experience starts with academics and moves outward to the arts, athletics, school trips, community service, and unstructured time for just hanging out. The many choices - to participate on an athletic team, in a performance, in a club, with a student publication, to play a card game or laser tag - are joyous opportunities for students to determine who they are and to work with others toward mutual goals.
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Summary: Arts - At Episcopal, we know that the arts feed creativity, and creativity stimulates cognitive perception, awareness, and intellect. That's why we offer a comprehensive arts program through which students have an extraordinary opportunity to excel in their chosen art form, or to explore newly discovered interests and talents. In the state-of-the-art Ainslie Arts Center, students pursue all levels of study and practice in the performing and visual arts. This dynamic curriculum includes exposure to the rich artistic and cultural treasures of Washington, D.C., and master workshops with well-known performers and artists. EHS students have a rare opportunity to work at what they love and experience the challenges of creative practice - supported by adults who are themselves accomplished professionals.Athletics - Episcopal believes that physical exercise and conditioning are very important to the health of every teenage boy and girl and that habits and routines of exercise begun at a young age are important to lifelong health. EHS is also committed to the values taught by athletic competition. Sportsmanship, self-discipline, and perseverance are often learned through interscholastic sports. Most importantly, Episcopal's athletic teams provide an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to learn the value of teamwork, cooperation, and mutual respect. Episcopal's athletics facilities rank among the finest of any high school in the nation and each year, Episcopal fields 46 interscholastic teams (including 27 varsity and 19 lower level teams) in 18 different sports. More than 375 students per year participate on these teams, and most freshmen and sophomores participate in interscholastic competition during all three seasons.
Arts Department Director: Douglas Kehnlenbrink
Athletics Department Director: Jim & Jen Fitzpatrick
Summary: When our graduates leave Episcopal High School's gates, without exception their journeys continue at colleges and universities that best complement their talents, ambitions, interests, and learning styles. Our alumni attend many of the most highly selective institutions in the country, including honors colleges at state universities. Our dedicated team of college counselors guides both students and parents through every aspect of the college admissions process.Informally, the process can begin as early as sophomore year when students are invited to attend college fairs and meetings with visiting admissions teams. Formal college counseling begins junior year with individual meetings and an orientation session designed to help students understand the application process. Our counselors personally monitor and assist with college planning throughout a student's junior and senior years. They help students indentify the college and universities where they will thrive - where the student will feel both supported and challenged. Our counselors, who maintain contact with respected colleges and universities nationwide, are especially able to determine whether a school is a good fit for a student. In addition, they encourage seniors to compete for prestigious merit scholarships, including the Jefferson (Virginia), Morehead (North Carolina) and Robertson (Duke/North Carolina).
Department Director: Tara Maglio
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Senator John McCain (Class of 1954) Senator of Arizona, 2008 Presidential Candidate
Gaston Caperton (Class of 1959) President of the College Board, former Governor of West Virginia
Julian Robertson (Class of 1951) Financier, former CEO of Tiger Management
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton (Class of 1936) Renowned Pediatrician and Author
Paul de Podesta (Class of 1991) Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Lee D. Ainslie (Class of 1982) Managing Partner, Maverick Capital
Todd Gray (Class of 1982) Chef and Owner of DC's Equinox Restaurant
Summary: Episcopal's special summer programs offer students entering grades seven through ten the opportunity to enjoy days and nights on Episcopal’s campus, learning from exceptional teachers and alongside talented peers.Episcopal's 130-acre campus provides a beautiful setting for academic achievement where students and teachers utilize cutting-edge technological resources and outstanding facilities.Summer Programs at EHS include the following: Young Writers Workshop;Outdoor Skills & AdventuresLeadership Institute;Introduction to Engineering; andDocumentary Photography. Please visit our web site www.episcopalhighschool.org/summer or contact Director of Academic Summer Programs Helen Woolworth at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.Each summer, Episcopal also hosts several athletic camps available to boys and girls from a wide range of ages. Please check our web site for details.
Department Director: Caroline English
WHAT IS THE WASHINGTON PROGRAM? An experiential curriculum that engages Episcopal High School students in real-world opportunities to learn, serve, lead, and work in the Washington, D.C., metro area. HOW CLOSE IS EPISCOPAL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.? Our 130-acre campus is 10 minutes from Washington and 7 miles from the White House. HOW OFTEN DO EHS STUDENTS LEAVE CAMPUS TO EXPLORE THE D.C. METRO AREA? Almost every Wednesday, faculty and experts in the field lead interactive experiences that tie into the curriculum and the Washington Program’s mission, building a foundation for independent study and project development. WHO PARTICIPATES? All students across all four years. Freshmen learn the city. Sophomores get to know the program’s four concentration areas. Juniors identify a passion. Seniors engage in a yearlong independent project.
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