Episcopal’s challenging curriculum is thoughtfully designed to prepare students to be successful in some of the most selective universities in the country. An Episcopal education instills a passion for life-long learning and dedication to living as citizens of strong character.
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 approximately 1,300 total students from age 1 to grade 12. Lower School campuses (age 1 through grade five) enroll more than 200 students; Middle School (grades six through eight) enrolls more than 300 students; Upper School (grades nine through twelve) enrolls more than 500 students.
At Episcopal, a learner-centered approach is the core of our academic program. We address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of our students. The thoughtfully designed daily schedule at Episcopal increases effectiveness in teaching and learning and provides increased opportunities for learner-centered pedagogical instruction, collaboration, teacher accessibility, and advising. All courses are grounded in the teaching of solid fundamentals, from basic algebraic skills to well-constructed, tightly written paragraphs. Fundamentals are only the beginning - at Episcopal we challenge students to think critically, and synthesize skills and information. Students are challenged to think conceptually rather than to simply memorize and recite.