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Bishop Walker School for Boys

Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys Tax ID 53-0196608


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.


The foundation of our unique approach is rooted in four key elements:

  • The tradition of Episcopal schools' commitment to academic excellence;
  • Based on current research about boys and their cognitive and social development;
  • Child-centered, experiential and developmentally appropriate instruction;
  • A comprehensive network of support for our boys and their families.


As an independent school, with no tuition revenues or government support, philanthropy must fully support the school each year. In order to fulfill our mission of offering an independent education to boys east of the Anacostia River, the Board realized that an inability to pay tuition could not be a bar to attendance. 


Bishop John T. Walker, the first African American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington,  believed that education is the door to opportunity. BWS is committed to honoring his legacy by investing the energy and resources required to continue our mission of opening doors of opportunity for our students. We hope that you will consider partnering with us in this endeavor by supporting our mission.