All boarding, grades 9-12 in Alexandria, Virginia

Our Mission

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Core Beliefs

Episcopal High School believes:


» Honor is both a pursuit and an expectation;

» Relationships in which students are known, valued, and supported are critical for academic success and character development, and they flourish most powerfully in a 100 percent residential community;

» The pursuit of knowledge, not merely its acquisition, is at the core of the academic experience, compelling one to take risks and to embrace and learn from failure;

» Passions, interests, and personal strengths are discovered when students engage in wide-ranging experiences in academics, athletics, the arts, and all areas of school life;

» Bridging the classroom with intriguing, real-world experiences amidst the vast resources of Washington, D.C., and beyond makes learning authentic and powerful;

» Intellectual development and moral growth are best nurtured in a vibrant and diverse learning community where close relationships help us understand, appreciate, and bridge our differences;

» Spiritual inquiry and service are key to self-discovery and developing empathy for others;

» High expectations and rigor, combined with close attention to the physical and emotional well-being of each child, lead students to thrive and be their best selves;

» We are all part of something greater than ourselves with the capacity and responsibility to be a force for good in the lives of others.
Episcopal High School Since 1839
1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, Virginia 22302 | 703-933-3000