Why an Independent School?
Individual attention, small classes, excellent teaching, and high academic standards all add up to measurable results. Independent school students are more likely than their public school counterparts to complete a bachelor's or master's degree by their mid-twenties. Independent school students are more likely to enroll in advanced courses, do more homework, and take part in varsity or intramural sports. Independent schools are accountable to the families they serve and responsive to the needs of their students.
Why an Episcopal School?
School Worship that is creative, inclusive, draws fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, and is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.
Community Life, in which reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.
Religious Formation and Study that is meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.
Social Justice, which is the integration of the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service-learning as an integral part of the life of the school.
How many students per class?
CES is dedicated to the philosophy that students learn best in a small, nurturing environment. The average class size at CES is 10-15 students.
What is the Diversity at CES?
In 2016-2017, 47% of our student body is diverse.
Does my child need to be Episcopalian to attend CES?
No. Children from a variety of religious and agnostic backgrounds attend CES.
When is the application deadline?
CES has an initial admission deadline of February 10, 2017 for the first round of 2017-2018 admission. After that date, CES will provide rolling admission to grades with space available.
What are the other important dates?
Admission decision notification for 2017-2018 is March 1, 2017.
New student contracts are due March 15, 2017.
CES will continue to accept applications for grades with space available.
Can new students apply for Financial Aid? Yes, we encourage all interested families to apply for Financial Aid. To begin the process, please visit: sss.nais.org. In 2016-2017, 40% of our students receive financial aid.
Can I tour the school?
Yes, school tours are available most days of the week. To schedule your tour, please contact the Office of Admissions at 301-424-8702.
Is Before and Aftercare available?
Yes, CES provides both before and after care through our Extended Day Program. Our program provides a structured environment where students can work and play depending upon their needs. We also provide afterschool enrichment activities.
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