Intimate class sizes, wonderful teachers, and an academic approach that meets students where they are lead to impactful learning opportunities, at Grace and after.
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 confidence to ask the kinds of questions that advance understanding, keeping it lively, authentic, and fun. Relationships are paramount: each grade-level class functions as its own close community, and schoolwide programs such as weekly Assembly, Chapel, and our Buddy Program, which connects older and younger students, bring the whole school together.
Small Classes, Individual Attention, Expert Teaching
Grace is intentionally small, with one class per grade and a maximum class size of 16. In small classes, skilled homeroom teachers, special-subjects teachers, and learning support 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. At every grade level, teachers use developmentally-appropriate materials, curriculum, and methods. In every classroom, teachers use Responsive Classroom methods to 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 challenging academics, the commitment to caring for others – 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 secondary schools.
GEDS Back to School Night Preview 2021
Here is a video preview of this year's Back to School Night. This video includes introductory messages from both Assistant Head of School for Academics, Kate Kelliher and Academic Assistant, Jessica Boritz. A brief message from each of our specialists is included as well.