Education: High School's looth

The "rats" begin arriving this week at the Episcopal High School, in Alexandria, Va. By next week they will be learning to address their schoolmates as "gen'elmen." To be a "rat" (nickname for a new boy) is a special distinction this fall. For The High School (as it is known throughout the South) is starting its 100th sparkling year.

This unusual old school, a sort of Dixie Eton, sits aristocratically in the Virginia hills seven miles across the Potomac from Washington. Older than St. Mark's, St. Paul's, Groton, Hill and Hotchkiss, this home...

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