Episcopal Day School believes in implementing a strong academic program with particular emphasis on the basic academic skills and encouraging each child to strive to attain his/her maximum potential. We further believe in guiding each child in his/her spiritual growth, fostering a love for learning, and instilling in each child a respect for oneself and others. It is our intent that these beliefs be accomplished within the context of a Christian community where each person – student, teacher, administrator, and staff member – is seen and valued as a child of God, and where truth and the freedom which truth provides will ever be sought.
The Episcopal Day School is fully accredited by the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) and the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC,) a division of the Texas Education Agency.
The Episcopal Day School is a Christian church school and religion is an integral part of our program. Each school day begins with a Chapel service in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. The Chapel service is usually led by the Director and/or the school Chaplain, who is an Episcopal clergyman. Instruction is based on the messages in the Holy Bible and not on the doctrine of the Episcopal Church.
We know parents guide the religious journeys of their own children, so our goal is simply to teach respect for each other regardless of individual differences. Consequently, our students tend to show one another kindness and respect.
Attendance and participation at daily Chapel service is required of all students and faculty. Parents, relatives, and friends are invited to worship at any of the services and/or programs throughout the school year.
Laurie began her ministry at Advent in August of 2012. As assistant Rector she supervises Youth ministry and Christian Education for the Youth, Acolytes, Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors, as well as pastoring the 8:30 am Spanish service. She also oversees the pastoral care ministries. Laurie is the Chaplain for our Episcopal Day School which includes 2-K through 6th Grades.
The Rev. Laurie McKim – Rector
Kevin leads the youth ministry, children’s chapel on Sunday mornings, and assists with morning Chapel at our Day School. He is also our catechist for preparing our teens for Confirmation.
Kevin Armstrong – Youth Director
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