Faith, Values & Performance

The Episcopal Day School strives to provide each child with a superior academic education.  We believe this is best achieved when children have the opportunity to acquire a solid foundation in the core academic subjects of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies with enrichment courses in Music, Spanish, and Computer.

 

We provide challenging learning experiences to help our students transfer and apply the knowledge and skills they acquire to new problems and situations they encounter.  Our students are encouraged to compete in a number of academic competitions such as spelling bee and science fair.

Academia is paramount at the Episcopal Day School, so we require all our elementary teachers to have college degrees and state accreditation. Their passion for teaching incites a love of learning in our students. From early on in their education our students begin excelling, and by the 6th grade our children are scoring on average at an 8th grade level. The data in the chart below is based on EDS students’ average scores in the core subjects of Math, Reading, Language and Science.

Advanced Learning

Computer Lab (3K-6th)

In 3K, students begin keyboarding skills. By the time they reach 6th grade, they are proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, creating brochures, presentations and more.

 

On-Campus Library (3K-6th)

Students visit our library weekly to check out books. Reading is a major focus through the Accelerated Reader program which begins in 1st grade and ramps up heavily in 2nd.

 

Music (All Grades)

All students learn to read music as well as play and perform a variety of musical  instruments.

 

PE & Recess

All grade levels have daily recess. 5K-6th grades enjoy 45 minutes of PE every day.

 

Spanish (5K-6th)

In 5K, students have Spanish class once a week. 1st-6th grades are offered 2 mastery levels of Spanish twice a week.

 

Science

Science is taught at every level at EDS. Beginning in 4th grade, students attend Science classes with Mrs. Morfitt. Our students perform at the Superior level at the Private Schools’ Science Fair and continue to receive numerous awards each year.

Education

Chapel

EDS has children from many faiths. Chapel, which is an integral part of our day, is based on the faith and doctrine of the Episcopal Church. However, part of our approach is to respect the traditions of all our students even as we practice our Christian faith.

 

Children attend daily chapel services with the goal of learning to respect each other regardless of individual differences. 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.

Learning through Christ
Curriculum by Grade Level

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