The mission of Grace Episcopal Day School is to develop engaged learners and confident leaders who sincerely model the love of Christ.
The spiritual identity of Grace Episcopal Day School is grounded in the Christian faith and expressed through the liturgy and tradition of the Episcopal Church. So as an Episcopal school, we integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the educational experience. And as stated by the National Association of Episcopal Schools, we share the belief that our mission is built on the sure foundation of a Christian love that guides all who attend our schools. Therefore, we challenge our students to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose, and service in the world they will inherit.
We believe in the basic principles of the Baptismal Covenant and honor, celebrate, and worship God as the center of life. And we strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
Additionally, we share the stated principles and ideals of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and put them into practice through the following:
- School Worship that is creative, inclusive, draws fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, and is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.
- Community Life, in which reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.
- Religious Formation and Study that is meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.
- Social Justice, which is the integration of the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service-learning as an integral part of the life of the school.
Grace Episcopal Day School integrates varied teaching methods with traditional approaches to inspire learning and build confidence. Our teachers have the freedom to teach in their own unique learning styles and the children learn through relevant experiences and hands-on learning.
In summary, at Grace Episcopal Day School we celebrate the richness of life in a Christ-centered community, the seriousness of academic achievement, and the joy of childhood.