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Episcopal High School
School Name:
Episcopal High School
Street Address:
1200 North Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
Head of School:
Mr. Charles Stillwell
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Boarding Only
Grade Levels:
9 thru 12
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Scott Conklin
Admissions Email:
7/10/2019 12:22:00 PM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

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.

Our Mission

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

School Fast Facts:


  • 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • 130-acre campus in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 10 minutes from Washington, D.C.


  • All boarding
  • 440 students
  • 50% boys, 50% girls
  • Students come from 16 countries, 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico


  • 86 faculty members; 90 percent live on campus.
  • 82 percent hold advanced degrees.


  • Average class size: 12 (most between 8 and 14)
  • Over 140 courses offered in 8 disciplines
  • 45 Advanced, college level, and honor courses
  • Fully integrated classroom technology, with laptop program
  • The Washington Program
  • Study Abroad Opportunities

Interscholastic Athletics

  • 43 interscholastic teams (including 25 varsity and 18 JV teams) in 15 different sports;
  • More than 375 students per year participate on teams;
  • Most of the freshmen participate in interscholastic competition during all three seasons; and
  • Non-interscholastic offerings include kayaking, rock climbing, dance, group fitness, cross training, and strength training.
  • At EHS, the boys' teams are a part of the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC), and the girls' teams compete in the Independent School League (ISL). 


  • 703-933-4062 or 877-933-4347 (toll-free)
  • Applicants accepted for entry into grades 9, 10 and 11
  • For the 2016-17 year: 671 applicants (220 accepted, 132 new students)

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid 2017-18

  • Comprehensive tuition $56,400.
  • Additional fees include:
      • $250 technology fee; and
      • Approximately $700 for textbooks, academic materials and spending money.
  • With only a few exceptions, student activities (including trips to the Kennedy Center and professional sporting events) are at no additional cost to any student.
  • Approximately 34 percent of the student body was awarded for 2016-17.
  • Average grant of approximately $43,000


  • $232 million as of June 30, 2017.


  • Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
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