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Mission

Episcopal High School is an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, established for the purpose of providing a superior education in preparation for college and a significant life thereafter. Through a rich offering of academic, spiritual, artistic, and athletic programs, the School provides an opportunity for each student to reach his or her maximum spiritual, intellectual, social, and ethical potential. Operating as a Christian community within the beliefs and traditions of the Episcopal Church, EHS in its teaching philosophy emphasizes understanding and responding to the individual needs and capabilities of each student. In an effort to reflect the community we serve, EHS strives to maintain a student body that represents social, economic, ethnic, and academic diversity.

Accreditation and Memberships

EHS is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. The School also holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Educational Records Bureau, the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Southwest Preparatory Conference.

Founded in 1983, Episcopal High School of Houston is a four-year coeducational day school within the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The school community is faith-centered and provides instruction to 665 college-bound students with a wide range of abilities. The strong academic program is complemented by extensive offerings in religion, arts, and athletics. For information regarding admission, please call Carol Wasden, Director of Admission, at 713-512-3400. Episcopal High School admits students of all races, colors, and national/ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national/ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.


Guiding Principles

Like all family systems, EHS has established those guidelines and boundaries necessary to preserve order, enhance general welfare, and protect individuals and the community. All students are expected to exercise good judgment in their actions and to show an abiding concern for themselves, groups, and the community itself. Students must value the privilege of being associated with EHS. Parents, too, need to be vigilant, cooperative, and eager to honor and assist the School’s efforts, endeavors, and spirit. Recognizing that “attitude is everything” is an effective guideline to follow in honoring the School community and its decision-making process. Respect and personal honor, reflected in daily attitudes and behaviors, are expected of those who belong to, serve, and support genuine community

1. EHS will continue to provide a strong, spiritually based, college-preparatory education for the average-to-exceptional student.

2. EHS derives its identity from being a Christian community within the beliefs and traditions of the Episcopal Church; furthermore, without compromising its underlying faith, traditions, and practices, the School acknowledges and respects the freedom and variety of religious experiences among its faculty, staff, and students.

3. EHS emphasizes the development of sound character, integrity, and personal honor; consequently, in every aspect of a student’s experience, EHS will instill the virtues of honesty, respect for self and others, fair play, appreciation of diversity, and service to the community.

4. EHS admits qualified and motivated college-bound students with average-to-exceptional abilities and a wide range of interests and activities, creating a diverse community of students, admitted without regard to race, religion, or social/economic background.

5. The student body must be large enough to ensure the viability of the School’s program, but not so large that the School’s family atmosphere is diminished.

6. EHS will recruit, sustain, and appropriately compensate an administration and faculty of the highest academic and moral standards who are committed to the School’s mission and to the education and nurturing of students.

7. As a shared responsibility, education succeeds when both school and parents exhibit understanding of, respect for, and dedication to the individual, the family, and the School community.

8. EHS will cultivate with its students and their families a relationship that will last the rest of their lives.

9. The successful accomplishment of the School’s mission requires facilities appropriate for the School’s activities.

10. By adopting sound policies, providing a strong financial base, and promoting the School in the wider community, the Board of Trustees assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that EHS accomplishes its mission.