The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a JK-5 independent Episcopal school located on two campuses in Southeast Washington, DC. Founded in 2008, the Bishop Walker School currently serves over 80 students in grades JK-5 and will add a grade each year until the 8th grade. The School comprises two divisions –Primary School (JK-2) and Upper Primary School (3-5), and preparation for a Middle School is already in process.
We recognize and celebrate boys in a nurturing and vibrant learning community. We strive to alter the educational and social trajectory of boys of limited economic means and prepare them for leadership and service in their community and beyond. We create a space that fosters the love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation and moral character each boy will need to achieve his fullest potential.
The foundation of our approach is rooted in four key elements:
- The tradition of Episcopal schools’ commitment to academic excellence
- Current research about boys and their cognitive and social development
- Child-centered, experiential and developmentally appropriate instruction
- A network of support for our boys and their families