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Annual Auction & Gala

March 9 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Inspired by the 1953 Academy Award winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, the CES Auction and Gala is headed to Rome! You are cordially invited to the biggest social and fundraising event of the year! Join us on Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Chevy Chase, MD. Click…

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CES 3rd Graders are Maryland State Reading Champions!

READBowl certificate for 3rd grade championship readers at Christ Episcopal School in Rockville, Maryland

Christ Episcopal School is proud to announce that our 3rd Graders are 2024 “READBowl” Maryland State Champions of Reading! This championship came as a result of reading the most minutes per team over four weeks during READBowl 2024: The World Championship of Reading. READBowl is a global reading competition put on by Read With Malcolm, the Youth Literacy Initiative of NFL Super Bowl Champion and children’s book author Malcolm Mitchell. The seventh annual competition was held from January 8 (the day of the College Football Playoff National Championship) through February 11 (Super Bowl Sunday.) “Winning a state championship is always…

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Celebrating An Undefeated Season With A Haircut

Christ Episcopal School’s Athletic Director, Mr. Edgar Zuniga, is looking a little more aerodynamic these days thanks to the Middle School Boys’ Soccer Team. Back in the Fall, he made a deal with them: Go undefeated this season and you can shave my head. Well, what do you know, the team went undefeated! So on a chilly February afternoon, the whole school gathered to watch Mr. Z make good on his promise. We are so proud of our Boys’ Soccer Team for the hard work they put in this season. And we are incredibly grateful to Mr. Z for his…

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Rockville Mayor Visits Christ Episcopal School

rockville mayor visiting 4th grade students ar christ episcopal school

On Friday, February 2, Rockville mayor, Monique Ashton, visited our 4th grade class in celebration of the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. Ahead of Mayor Ashton’s visit, students brainstormed questions they wanted to ask her about her job as mayor. They asked things like “What does a typical day look like?” and “How do you inspire others?” Mayor Aston explained the importance of community involvement, time management, and relationships. She also conveyed how much she values schools and education, and gave students some tips on how to get involved to make Rockville even better. Mayor Ashton is the 67th…

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Christ Episcopal School named Best of Bethesda Finalist for 7th year in a row

Christ Episcopal School is thrilled to, once again, be named a Finalist in the 2024 “Best of Bethesda” Readers’ Poll! Thank you to our community for voting us Best Preschool this year. CES has won this award (previously called “Top Vote Getter” until 2023) every year since 2018 in a variety of categories, including Best Preschool, Best Private School/Lower School, Best Private School with Religious Affiliation, and Best School Principal (Nicole Stone).

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CES Hosts Annual Grandparent’s & Special Friends’ Day Celebration

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, CES traditionally holds the annual “Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day.” This year, over 160 visitors attended the event! The day included breakfast, classroom visits, and a chapel service with student musical performances. During the classroom visits, teachers prepared special interactive lessons for the students to share with their special guests. A particularly active lesson was Sra. Johnson’s Louder! Hit that piñata! lesson, which saw grandparents all taking turns whacking a colorful burro piñata. Other lessons included poetry readings, art projects, and geography games. Head of School, Nicole Stone, wrote in a recent newsletter, “There was…

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CES Boys’ Soccer Team Goes Undefeated!

We are so proud of our Cardinals for finishing the 2023-2024 season undefeated! They faced opponents including Bullis, Woods Academy, Sandy Spring Friends School, Norwood, St. John’s Episcopal School, and Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences. Head of School, Nicole Stone, wrote in a recent newsletter, “What an amazing feat! Many thanks go to Mr. Zuniga, our PE teacher, and Mr. John Lynch (MS Science teacher), who has volunteered to assist at the games.” What an amazing feat, indeed! In fact, Coach Zuniga has agreed to let the boys soccer players shave his head after Winter Break to celebrate the…

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7th Grade Bake Sale Raises Funds for Shepherd’s Table

On Monday, October 16th, Mrs. Kesner’s 7th Grade Advisory Class hosted a Bake Sale and raised $193.43 for Shepherd’s Table. Shepherd’s Table supports individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger by addressing issues of food insecurity and poverty through a variety of programs. The 7th Grade is planning to use the funds they raised to make homemade casseroles for the organization. On Wednesday, October 18th, they are planning to meet up to make the casseroles and deliver them fresh to Shepherd’s Table in Silver Spring, MD. Any leftover funds after buying groceries will be used to purchase items that are on the…

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Fall Festival & Homecoming 2023

October 2, 2023 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christ Episcopal School (@cesrockvillemd) Over 300 people joined us on Saturday, September 30th for our annual Fall Festival and Homecoming! Alumni, current families, current and former staff, and church members all came out and celebrated CES as a community. We’re especially grateful to those who volunteered and helped make the event possible. Special thanks to Paris Baguette in Rockville Town Center for sponsoring our ever-popular Whipped Cream Pie Throwing station!

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CES Adds New Elective Program for Middle School Students

September 15, 2023 As part of our new electives program in the Middle School, CES students may choose between Study Hall, Financial Literacy, Art, and Yoga. This student yoga class is taught by CES parent and Registered Yoga Teacher, Mrs. Kami Boyle. Evidence shows that practicing yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises help to reduce stress and boost the body’s immune response. We are so blessed to have wonderful resources like this within our community! Learn more about Mountain Light Mindfulness at

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CES Launches New Gardening Initiative

August 31, 2023 Ralph Waldo Emerson told us, “Earth laughs in flowers.” At CES, our students bring us joy and make us laugh and smile every day, so how fitting it is to incorporate growing flowers and growing minds! Today, our Lower School students got an up close and personal look at the flowers and gardens on campus. Led by retired CES science teacher, Mrs. Barbara Fennelly, they toured the campus on a “nature walk” to learn about gardening and plant science. Mrs. Fennelly is helping Head of School, Nicole Stone, and the entire CES community with a new gardening…

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