Academics

Academics

Episcopal High School is a community where close connections between student and teacher flourish within the curriculum. 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.

Inspire and Engage

Episcopal aspires to graduate young men and women of integrity who will achieve their goals, serve the world, and persevere in the challenges of heart and mind. Students learn in small classes and actively participate in all classroom discussions. The School’s college preparatory curriculum requires that students take courses in English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, computer studies, and theology. To graduate, students must earn a minimum total of twenty-three credits in four years, including credits received for afternoon program activities. Our academic class day consists of seven periods. During that time, a student must take at least five courses. They can select an elective and still have time for a study period during the day.

Assistant Head for Academics Mary Fielder

Episcopal's academic program offers students myriad opportunities and challenges in a supportive environment in which they love what they're doing. They explore and create, experiment and analyze, and thereby develop a resilience as well as the creative and critical thinking skills essential to navigating successfully through and leading in a highly complex and connected world.
Episcopal High School Since 1839
1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, Virginia 22302 | 703-933-3000