SEEKING EXCELLENCE ACROSS THE FOUR PILLARS
Our caring community is supported by committed faculty.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) provides an exceptional college-preparatory education within an academically challenging and caring environment focused on a balanced experience. Episcopal’s Portrait of a Graduate is an individual who seeks understanding, develops a sense of self, lives with honor and purpose, and pursues a life of faith. Episcopal is built on Four Pillars -- Academics, Spiritual Life, Fine Arts, and Athletics -- which encourage personal development in every aspect of the lives of our students, helping each child reach his or her unique potential.
The school's traditional liberal arts curriculum prepares students to make a difference in the world by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving and technical skills. The same quest for excellence that drives our academic program shapes our commitment to programs in athletics, the arts, our spiritual life and our dedication to service to others. These areas of campus life form the Four Pillars to which the school is dedicated. Through the opportunities the Four Pillars provide, students may experience not only the self-discipline and exertion of a competitive sport, but also the development and growth of their creative talents, the deepening of their faith, and a lifelong desire to serve others.
The school's faculty displays an outstanding academic background, excellent character, and dedication to the overall well-being of the students. Episcopal employs more than 200 faculty members, all of whom have four-year degrees or higher – and more than half of whom have graduate degrees. Annually, Episcopal invests heavily in professional development and training for faculty and staff, ensuring best practices and innovative teaching methods are continually incorporated into our classrooms, as well as inclusion and sensitivity to diversity. The faculty affirms the ultimate worth of each student to form healthy self-esteem and respect for others.
Episcopal is committed to small class size and an environment that is safe, achievement-oriented, supportive, and positive. The school enrolls more than 1,500 total students from age 1 to grade 12. Lower School campuses (age 1 through grade five) enroll more than 500 students; Middle School (grades six through eight) enrolls more than 300 students; Upper School (grades nine through twelve) enrolls more than 650 students.