An Episcopal Day School | Preschool–Grade 5

Grace At-A-Glance

General Information

Co-ed, independent Episcopal day school

Grades

Preschool (age 3) through Grade 5

Enrollment

100

Total faculty and staff

25

Average years of teaching experience

15, >7 average at Grace

Average class size

13

Minimum daily recess periods

2

Students of Color

>50%

Families Receiving Need-Based Financial Aid

>50%

Accreditation, Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)

Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, MD

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

Location

Wooded 11-acre campus in Kensington, MD, minutes from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Kensington, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and DC

Established

1960

Early Childhood Curriculum

Hands-on, project based learning (Preschool-Grade 1) with emergent curriculum (Preschool and Prekindergarten); Math in Focus (Singapore Math) introduced in Kindergarten

Elementary Curriculum

Challenging core academics (Grades 2-5) balanced by special subjects and extracurricular activities including Student Council and interscholastic sports

Special Subjects

Art, Music, Spanish, Library, Science, Technology, PE and Health

Learning Specialists

Full-Time Reading Specialist and Full-Time Math Specialist work with students in all grades

Professional Development

Harvard Graduate School of Education Project-Zero initiatives, including the DC-PZ network and attendance at the Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers (WISSIT)

Responsive Classroom

Math in Focus

Design Thinking

Mascot

Gryphon

Non-Discrimination Policy

Grace Episcopal Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its education programs, admission policies, employment practices, financial aid programs, or any other school programs or activities