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Episcopal Day School of Christ

Private | PK-8 | 400 students

Academic Excellence and Character Formation

 
 

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Posted September 23, 2013

We have two children at EDS, one at the ELC and one at the lower school. Both children have grown tremendously both socially and academically at this school. The new head, Judy Shelton, is doing great things to promote science, math, and the arts, and her vision for building children of character along with the academic rigor at the school has made us incredibly happy parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

The teachers at the lower school are amazing. My daughter's teacher really has tried to individualize her education. She found areas where my child excelled and used those to push her further while addressing areas where she needed extra attention. The teacher assistants are so knowledgable and caring. We love EDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

I have two college age children and an 8th grader.They all attended EDS. It is by far the best academic choice in the two county area. Many graduate from EDS and attend the IB High School. It is an easy transition b/c of high academic standards. Graduates of EDS in the past 10 years(friends of my children) have gone on to graduate from Harvard, Samford, MIT,Columbia, Duke, Notre Dame, & UF to name a few. The success of the Alumni speak for the quality EDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

My daughter has attended EDS since she was in K-3 and will graduate from 8th grade this year. We have been very happy with the atmosphere at the school, it is so refreshing to be in the hall in the morning when they begin the day with a prayer. When my daughter was in 7th grade she had some problems with students who were still learning people skills. All of her teachers were very concerned for her welfare and went the extra mile to be certain she was treated well and felt loved. Now that she is in 8th grade, she has had an awesome year, blossoming both scholastically and socially. The administration is top-notch. Those who are looking for a school that focuses on values as well as academics will be very impressed with EDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I've like the school quite a bit. I'm ready to go to high school, but I've received a fantastic education in a wonderful enviro- nment. And not to mention, I simply love all of the teachers! EDS only hires the best. And also, it isn't easy. It is a challenge-I've had a TON of projects in 7th and 8th grade, and you truly learn to study during those years. So yes, from a student perspective, I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2009

EDS is a good school for someone who has a younger child. But now they have gotten very serious on how they handle the actions of the student. I have a child in the seventh grade and she always complains to me that she has alot of homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

My daughter attended EDS after attending a different private school in the area. Comparing the two I have found the style of teaching and the academics to be behind her previous school. My other child will not be attending EDS. I much prefer a school that does not have the 'inner city school' surroundings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

Although I believe my children are receiving an excellent education, I am thrilled that they are learning so much more. I have been a parent at EDS for four years but I spent last year as a teacher's aide at the school. We loved EDS and I was a little afraid the rose-colored glasses would be shattered. Of course, any school is going to have minor issues but I still think it is the very best place for my children. One day I was leaving school and passed the janitor sitting on the hall floor with a kindergartener teaching her to tie her shoes. It was a perfect example of the loving environment my children are immersed in every day. I am so happy to have found such a great place for my children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

I have had a negative experience at EDS and this forum allows one to share that information. Not only did I withdraw my child after deciding the principal was more concerned and loyal to her staff than to the students. The choices are limited, but I would look elsewhere if strong leadership and a positive role model is important to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

Episcopal Day School is a great blend of strong academics and gentle spirituality. My children have loved the teachers, been challenged by the curriculum, and have been very comfortable in their school setting here at EDS. They have had many opportunities to be involved in service projects, sports and other clubs. Parent involvement is high, and encouraged. We have loved EDS for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

I think Episcopal Day School is the best non-public school in NW Florida. My two children attended from K-3 through 8th grades and received an accelerated, quality education; learned how to study and be accountable for themselves; had a loving environment in which to learn about God; and became excellent writers. The arts programs (visual and music) and technology education are fabulous. My children were safe and happy learners. This school helped me raise my kids to be morally grounded in a positive, loving manner. 'Love God and your neighbor' was taught and lived by the staff and faculty. This school has an expereinced and strong administration, and is not 'parent driven'; it therefore has stability. Both my kids went into accelerated classes in high school and graduated with college credits. I feel their foundation came from EDS, as they went into high school very well prepared, from academics to decision-making.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 29%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Judy Shelton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAES
Fax number
  • (850) 434-6560

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$6000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
IB at PHS
Washington High School
Catholic High School
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223 N Palafox St
Pensacola, FL 32502
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Phone: (850) 434-6474

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