Located east of the Anacostia River, the Bishop Walker School is a tuition-free independent school for boys from low-income families sponsored by theEpiscopal Diocese of Washington. Named in honor of The Right ReverendJohn T. Walker, the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese ofWashington, the Bishop Walker School is open to boys of all faiths and religious traditions. Opened in 2008 and currently serving students in grades Junior Kindergarten through 6th, the school will add a gradelevel per year through grade 8. The Bishop Walker School fosters the loveof learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation and moral charactereach boy will need to achieve his fullest potential as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God.
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The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys recognizes that education does not take place in a vacuum. A student’s ability to focus and learn is impacted by obstacles and challenges he may face outside the classroom. Working in close partnership with our students and their families, we strive to create an environment where every boy receives the structured support required to fully develop his unique gifts. We also collaborative with a wide range of established community agencies to ensure that each student has access to the health, social and integrated community-based support services necessary to facilitate their academic and social development.