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22 West Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20850

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(301) 424-6550
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Grateful to: School leader
September 16, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Caroline Chapin, Head of School, for outstanding leadership and for steering such a fine school with its long history into a future where CES can retain its legacy yet stay relevant and exemplary in a changing world.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
September 16, 2015
With small class sizes, teachers develop close relationships with all students. In this setting, there is time and emphasis devoted to "character." And, CES parents all seem to greatly value and support strong morals and kind hearts.

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2015
The program is superb. We and other parents can count on extremely strong academic fundamentals...with excellent language arts, writing and mathematics instruction reinforced and put to use in student teams tasked with research and problem solving. We and our CES friends know our children are getting an outstanding academic foundation that will prepare them for the higher educ. and job worlds they'll enter. And, at CES, they are surrounded by strong values, morals and ethics, as well as a devoted, caring faculty.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2015
My older son has been at CES since he was 4. He is now a first grader. The administration is excellent, the teachers have been caring and attentive, and the school really does partner with parents to help develop your child's character -- a factor that is sorely insufficiently emphasized in the educational process generally -- but certainly not the case at CES. I've been especially pleased that during the kindergarten year my son went in just knowing his alphabet and at the end of the year, was a confident reader who wanted to read all summer.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2015
Faculty and Staff committed to the whole wellbeing and growth of our children; Families who care (It takes a village!); and a rigorous academic program make this school the best kept secret in Rockville. We love CES!

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2015
Christ Episcopal School checked all the boxes on our list when we were looking for a school and has exceeded our expectations ever since. Extremely motivated and caring staff inspires the students to excel in their academic work. Our daughter could not be happier!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2015
If you have a bright and talented child, Christ Episcopal School is the ideal place for them! They'll be challenged to push their boundaries and will learn so much! Our three children get so much from this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2013
When we were looking at elementary schools in the area, we wanted one that didn't just educate children to be great students but to be great people as well. We found this combination at Christ Episcopal School. The unique LIFT curriculum, developed with Johns Hopkins, and small class sizes educate the mind. The creative daily PE curriculum encourages teamwork and sportsmanship, while building strength and coordination. But the strong sense of community that builds respect for others inside and outside the school is what sets it apart for us. We were most impressed by the mentoring programs that has older students working with younger ones. This interaction creates not just a community of learners but a CES family, a term you will hear often from parents, administrators, teachers and students. We look forward to being a part of this family for a long time.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2013
Our middle school child has been at CES since Pre-K and I have to say it was a sheer stroke of luck that we came across this gem of a school in the center of Rockville, MD, all those years ago. The CES community (administration, faculty, families, alumni, and students) is an amazing place to be a part of! The education that is offered at CES is rigorous, challenging, and well rounded. We love that the kids take part in PE everyday, there is a wonderful musical instrument program, Spanish starting in kindergarten, and unique educational opportunities (such as a partnership with Johns Hopkins University). We know our child will be fully prepared to have great success in high school, college, and in life! CES is an excellent school!!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2013
Our son has been an Christ Episcopal School for 7 years. It's been a wonderful experience and education. The personal small classes are fabulous along with creative and advanced teaching. The students go on regular field trips, have PE and get outside every day, have music & art, and Spanish. The chapel partner program is unique in that the older and younger kids get to know each other and spend time together. It's a really good community. I highly recommend it for families that want their kids to be challenged, while becoming well-rounded citizens.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
Great education and caring staff. My son has being there since Pre-k. He is involved in all activities such as theater. The teachers are great. I have easy access to his teachers. Overall they teach the kids to be well rounded kids.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2012
My middle school child is what is called "a lifer" at CES! It has been a joy and a pleasure to watch him grow from a timid preschooler to a bright, confident middle school student who continues to receive an excellent education, consistent nurturing and sound moral grounding from this excellent place of all-around learning. The Head of School and faculty are exceptional, the parents are committed and caring and the school was just selected by Johns Hopkins University to engage in an educational partnership. There is truly no better place to send your precious children!

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2011
What an amazing place! We started here a few years back and admittedly there were some difficult times as administration had to make some difficult decisions. Even though it's hard to see teachers leave the community, it's often necessary for the betterment of the school. CES is now FULL of amazing, well-trained teachers who take great care of the children everyday. They are so kind and really listen to parents' concerns. The administration are full of educators, not business people trying to make a buck off of children. Their knowledge of what the children need are paramount to the overall experience. If you live in Montgomery County and want a safe school with the best teachers, call CES right now.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2010
I went to this school for 5 years, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The staff is really welcoming, and the academics are rigorous. They teach extremely good morales at CES, which definately comes in handy later in life. I have met some of my best friends through this school, HOWEVER, these past few years, things haven't really been going great, as many students are leaving, opting for bigger, more diverse environments (Lack of diversity is definately a big problem). Also, administration isn't as good as it used to be. A few members of the staff were unqualified when I went there, but I believe they have fixed this problem since then. The sports are programs are good, not great, but good. So overall, it's going to need some work, but in time, it will once again become the great CES we all knew and loved.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2010
I've been very pleased with Christ Episcopal School. My son has been there for 3 years and has gotten a great education. The teachers are nuturing and help each child reach their potential. The children at the school from all grades support each other through the chapel partner program and other activities. The kids really are confident and are reinforced through good values. The community of the school is very supportive. Definitely a good school.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2009
Christ Episcopal School is a GEM of a school. Steeped in wonderful traditions, this school has a WONDERFUL preschool which is housed in a fabulous private home on it school campus. The teachers are creative and enthusiastic with years of teaching experience. The families in this preschool are very lucky to begin their educational journey with such loving and experienced guides!

- submitted by a teacher

April 02, 2007
As a discriminating parent of a first grader, Christ Episcopal School is simply terrific. Although emphasis on rigorous academics produces high student achievement, it is the school s community that makes it such a special learning environment. After visiting a classroom building, one can only come away with a smile at seeing and hearing such enthusiasm and commitment. Christ Episcopal School in run, thank to the leadership of its headmistress, to serve the needs of its students not the faculty. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child s education and are kept well informed on how and what their child is doing at school. If you are looking for a school that offers a safe, caring and nurturing environment, combined with high academic standards, check out Christ Episcopal School. You will find a special place that will give your child a rock solid foundation for a future of social and academic success.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2006
Christ Episcopal School offers a curriculum that is particularly strong in language, literature, and humanities. The class size is small, enabling interactive classroom discussion involving all students. There are consequences, in addition to a lower grade, for incomplete homework. If an assignment is incomplete, the student must sign a 'missing homework' classroom log book. If the student has three missing assignments, parents are notified. Prior to the 7th grade, the daily homework assignments are placed on a website, so parents are able to view present and future assignments. The school truly strives toward building the organizational skills of all students. In this small school, there is no Band and there are limited athletic teams. There is a wonderful focus on theater with annual productions of both a 7th grade musical and an 8th grade Shakespeare performance. Parent involvement is strong, but Parent Association meetings scheduled at 8:30AM may limit organizational participation.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2005
What a wonderful school! The teachers really enjoy the students and they work hard to make sure each and every student is a special part of the school.The parents are friendly and open to all. My children have attended CES for nine years and I will miss everyone when we leave.

- submitted by a parent
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Christ Episcopal School
22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD  20850
(301) 424-6550
Last modified Christ Episcopal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Christ Episcopal School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top