Grace At-A-Glance

General Information

Co-ed, independent Episcopal day school


Preschool (age 2) through Grade 5



Total faculty and staff


Average years of teaching experience

15, >7 average at Grace

Average class size


Minimum daily recess periods


Students of Color


Families Receiving Need-Based Financial Aid


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)


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



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, Physical Education, Science, Spanish, Technology

Learning Specialist / Counselor

A full-time Director of Learning Support and a part-time Counselor 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



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