Designated spaces for each dorm to go to as part of the School’s emergency response plan.
Student Assistance Team extends aid to students in need of special support. A full definition can be found in the Student Handbook.
The EHS School Store sells School apparel, gifts, school supplies, and snacks.
School Year Abroad
Through Episcopal's membership in School Year Abroad, qualified juniors and seniors take part in yearlong study abroad programs in China, France, Italy, Spain, Vietnam and Japan.
Seated meals occurs during the academic week. At “advisory” meals, students sit with their faculty advisor and the rest of their advisory group. At “rotation” meals, students are randomly assigned to tables with a faculty member and several other students. Seated Dinner is on Monday nights and commonly referred to just as “Seated.”
Seminary Hill Cup
Founded in 2008, the Seminary Hill Cup (SHC) is an annual match-up between rivals EHS and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes girls’ athletics, with athletes on the varsity and junior varsity teams competing to claim the title of the cup.
The Senior Externship offers EHS seniors the opportunity to broaden their educational experience through participation in work or service projects in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. They are encouraged to avail themselves of the numerous opportunities for independent study the Nation's Capital offers – service organizations, legislative offices on Capitol Hill, law firms corporations, research labs, small businesses, hospitals, etc. – or to put together a focused independent study project here on campus. This takes place during the month of May.
Senior Parent Gift
Since 1996, the parents of the senior class have generously funded a special Roll Call gift to EHS in honor of their children.
Senior Parent Roll Call Committee
A group of parents volunteer from the senior class that spearhead the Senior Parent and Grandparent Roll Call Gift.
One of the most active clubs on campus, the Service Council hosts fundraisers and arranges volunteer opportunities at local elementary schools, day care centers, Head Start programs, homeless shelters, food banks, and environmental sites.
Saturday Night Academic Study Hall is a proctored evening study hall that is part of the consequence for being on restriction.
Spectrum consists of passionate student volunteers that not only educate, but explore different perspectives in order to broaden the EHS community’s horizon. The group strives to acknowledge and celebrate uniqueness, a powerful tool that brings outside perspectives into our own community. By embracing these points of views, differences strengthen and enrich Episcopal. The group values the radiance of each individual’s unique qualities that collectively shine as one beautiful spectrum.
Spirit of The High School Dinner
A dinner held on the Friday night before “The Game.” It is a celebratory dinner that alumni, parents, and faculty are invited to attend. Students have a separate dinner and are not permitted to take leaves to go off campus. Everyone joins together at the bonfire.
Spirit Weekend is centered around The Game, the football game between EHS and Woodberry Forest School held each November. One of the longest continuous high school rivalries, The Game has been played for the last 110 years. Spirit Weekend events include The Spirit of The High School Dinner and the Bonfire, both held Friday night, as well as tailgating before and after The Game on Saturday.
Stewart Student Center
Stewart Student Center is the space formerly known as Stewart Gym, which was constructed in 1913 at the conclusion of Headmaster Launcelot Blackford’s tenure. It served as the first athletic facility on campus and was renovated and reopened in 2016 as a student center. Stewart also houses the School Store and post office.
A group of students selected by the school chaplains and other Vestry members who provide spiritual leadership for the student body and assist with the Chapel Program.
Summer Study Abroad
EHS sponsors summer language and cultural programs (lasting about four weeks) that take students to France, Spain, and Austria. The programs include homestays with local families, classroom study, and visits to historical and cultural sites. To qualify, students must have completed the 9th grade and at least two years of foreign language study in German, French, or Spanish.
Supervised and Unsupervised Study
During the academic day and in the evening from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., specific time has been set aside for students to study. The evening period of study is certainly the most important and one which the School makes every attempt to protect and preserve from distraction or incursion. Students’ rooms are their primary place of study. Supervised study halls are available during the day and evening for those who require it.