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Mission

Episcopal High School, founded and guided by the Diocese of Texas, is an inclusive and joyful Christian community where students discover and develop their individual talents through the Four Pillars – academics, arts, athletics, religion – preparing for meaningful lives in service to others.

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

EHS provides a strong college-preparatory education, instilling excellence in the Four Pillars - academics, arts, athletics, and religion - in which each student is both challenged and nurtured, known and loved.

  1. An institution of the Diocese of Texas, EHS operates within the beliefs and traditions of the Episcopal Church; furthermore, without compromising its underlying faith, traditions, and practices, the School acknowledges and respects the variety of religious experiences among its faculty, staff, and students.
  2. EHS emphasizes the development of sound character, integrity, and personal honor; consequently, in every aspect of a student’s experience, EHS instills the virtues of honesty, best effort, respect for self and others, fair play, appreciation of diversity, and service to the community. Students are expected to exercise good judgment, to show concern for themselves and the community, and to value the opportunity to attend EHS.
  3. EHS is a joyful community in which students are inspired to seek new opportunities, to pursue personal growth, to develop leadership skills, and to identify and develop their talents and passions in each of the Four Pillars.
  4. Without regard to race, religion, or social/economic background, EHS admits qualified and motivated students with a wide range of interests and talents, creating a diverse community of students who contribute to the School and benefit from the experience.
  5. Supporting diversity as an essential component of a quality education that encourages respect for and empowerment of the individual and rejects stereotypes and prejudices, EHS broadens the educational experience of all students.
  6. EHS recruits, sustains, and appropriately compensates a faculty and staff of the highest academic and moral standards who are fully committed to the School’s mission and who will instill excellence in the Four Pillars. Faculty and staff are expected to be attentive role models. Respect and personal honor, reflected in daily attitudes and behaviors, are expected of those who belong to, serve, and support the EHS community.
  7. Understanding the importance of the School/family relationship, EHS provides parent education and volunteer opportunities so that parents can be a healthy presence in and a lifelong part of the School community. Parents need to be vigilant, cooperative, and eager to honor and assist the School’s efforts, endeavors, and spirit, adhering to all School expectations.