Intimate class sizes, wonderful teachers, and an academic approach that meets students where they are lead to impactful learning opportunities, at Grace and after.

GEDS Curriculum Night 2020

Here is a PDF of our presentation (from Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, 2020) and a recording of the Oct. 29, 2020 session.

Curriculum Night Presentation 2020

A Student-Centered Experience from Preschool through Grade 5

With around 100 students and 25 teachers and staff, Grace Episcopal Day School is a vibrant learning community. Students enter Grace each day ready to invest in and engage with their learning. They have the comfort and confidence to ask the kinds of questions that advance understanding, keeping it lively, authentic, and fun. Grades are tight-knit, and schoolwide programs such as weekly Assembly, daily noon recess, an annual academic unit on a specific theme, and our Buddy Program, which connects older and younger students, bring the whole school together. Opportunities for all students to move from homeroom to specials rooms to outdoor spaces, and to build relationships with other students and adults beyond their own classrooms, expand students’ sense of Grace.

Small Classes, Individual Attention, Expert Teaching

The teacher-to-student ratio at Grace is 1-to-4. In small classes, skilled homeroom teachers, special-subjects teachers, and learning specialists get to know each child’s strengths and challenges, differentiating instruction to suit individual learning styles. What that looks like depends on the grade. On the whole, Early Childhood Education (Preschool-Grade 1) looks different from Elementary Education (Grades 2-5). At every grade level, teachers use age-appropriate materials, curriculum, and methods. In every classroom, teachers create a calm atmosphere and set a pace that gives students time to make connections, deepening understanding.

Small School, Big Outcomes

The greatest result of our program – of the nurturing environment, the academics, the field trips and extracurricular activities – is students who love to learn, who love coming to school every day. Our students develop to their highest levels socially, emotionally, and academically. Ultimately, they prove the strength of our educational philosophy and of our ability to implement it by earning acceptances to their top-choice middle- and high schools.