Episcopal High School Since 1839
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.
Guided by its founding principles of honor, academic distinction, spiritual growth, and community, Episcopal High School prepares young people with the intellectual and moral courage to pursue lives of ethical leadership and service as citizens of an increasingly connected world.
From the Head of School
Welcome to Episcopal High School. We are delighted that you have found us, and we hope to have an opportunity to get to know more about you as well. We are especially proud of our school and our students and feel that so many of our community’s special qualities are highlighted in the various sections of our website. We also urge you to visit the campus in person.
One can’t help but be captivated by the enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and genuine warmth of the very special group of adults and young people from around the country and around the world who live and learn together in this 100 percent boarding community. In this day and age when we are all grappling with an increasing pace of change, competitive environment, and complexity of our shrinking global community, Episcopal is uniquely positioned to prepare our students not just to excel in outstanding colleges and universities but to take their place as caring and gifted leaders on a local and global level. For more than 175 years our students have thrived in our school’s rich array of academic offerings, embraced our commitment to personal honor, ethical leadership, and spiritual growth, and been guided and inspired by the close and caring relationships they develop with the adults here. Preparation for true leadership in this quickly changing future, however, demands that we offer our students even more. Our school’s innovative approach to curriculum and program that dives deeply into the opportunities and global connections of Washington, D.C., sets us apart and offers our students an educational experience unlike any other.
So please enjoy your virtual visit with us and stop by our campus in person whenever you can. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to all about the school that makes me so proud to be here both as a current parent and as Head of School. There is no role more fulfilling than preparing young people with the strength of character, intellectual capabilities, and life skills necessary to make a true and enduring difference in the lives of those around them. Come experience the magic that is Episcopal.
Charles M. Stillwell
Head of School