D.C. Immersion Series

  • July 2018
  • Rising 7th to 9th Grade
  • $1295

Washington Innovation Summit

July 22-27, 2018

An experiential approach and focus allows students in the Washington Innovation Summit to explore Washington, D.C. and its unique resources through multiple lenses, including conservation science, political leadership, and cultural impact. Throughout the week, students might spend a morning testing different techniques of collecting air pollution data, an afternoon exploring the lesser-known monuments of D.C. and their impact on the city's culture and history, and an evening at a roundtable Q&A with a senator exploring the principles of political leadership. Led by Episcopal High School staff, students will explore different career paths in the context of the nation's capital and its resources.

According to Oscar Wilde, experience is the best teacher. The Washington Innovation Summit adopts this philosophy wholeheartedly, making the city a textbook, teacher, and classroom all in one. Surrounded by energetic and Washington-savvy Episcopal faculty members, students get a taste of boarding school life and learn from local entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, government officials, and artists. We also visit the city's must-see sights, including the Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lincoln memorials, as well as some of the hidden treasures of D.C.'s cultural history. View program activities

Millie McKeachie

Faculty

Millie McKeachie

English, Assistant Director of the Washington Program

An English major and two-time lacrosse captain at NCAA Division I college Davidson, Millie has dedicated her teaching and coaching career to experiential education. As the Assistant Director of the year-round Washington Program at Episcopal, Millie facilitates students' exploration of the city of Washington, D.C., through the lenses of political structure and leadership, public policy, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and cultural impact.

Interested in more than one week? Check out our D.C. Discovery Weekend.

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21st Century Leaders

July 15-20, 2018

As the world continues to require dynamic leadership to address 21st century issues, the Episcopal High School 21st Century Leaders offers a character-driven learning experience that develops students' personal values of leadership. Through classroom instruction, conversations with leaders in politics, the military, education, business, law, and more, students develop actionable leadership traits, and their own ethic and values of leadership and what it means - while equipping them with the tools to be leaders with a positive impact in their communities.

Led by Episcopal High School faculty, students explore and develop their character and leadership ethic through both classroom and experiential learning, including team-building activities, service-learning projects, and conversations with leaders in different fields, including trips into Washington, D.C., where they will visit Capitol Hill and reflect upon the historical leadership of those memorialized in monuments throughout the city. This program is designed for character-driven students who seek to make a positive impact in their communities, have a desire to learn in a fast-paced, hands-on environment, and who value experience over assessment. View program activities

Steve Castle

Faculty

Steve Castle

Math & Science, Wrestling and Track & Field Coach

In addition to teaching in the Math and Science Departments, Steve also instructs in the Leadership & Ethics program at Episcopal, which explores different models of leadership to establishing actionable leadership traits and a personal leadership ethic. Fun fact: Steve was drawn to residential school teaching due to his background working in summer camps!

Frances Murray

Frances Murray

Admissions & Math, Girls Soccer Coach

A graduate of Episcopal herself, Frances went on to Princeton, pursuing a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. After college, Frances pursued education and educational administration leadership, first working with the educational non-profit Blue Engine in New York City, and then with KIPP Elementary here in D.C.

Interested in more than one week? Check out our D.C. Discovery Weekend.

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The Fun Never Ends

Because many students want to explore multiple programs, our D.C. Discovery Weekend allows students to unwind and explore the region through outdoor adventures and local events.

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