Munnerlyn Campus - Middle School (Grades 6-8)

At Episcopal School of Jacksonville we are committed to being the most well-rounded, academically challenging, and caring private Middle School in Jacksonville. Our Middle School program offers a college preparatory education in a supportive environment for students in grades 6-8.

We base our educational philosophy on our Four Pillars:

  • Academics
    Middle School faculty use the Harkness method to build critical thinking skills; this method also allows students to participate in customized learning experiences.
  • Spiritual Life
    ESJ values spiritual growth and believes it is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Our Middle School students actively participate in Chapel services. ESJ understands the importance of putting faith into action and serving the community.
  • Fine Arts
    The fine arts program at ESJ is designed so students can take advantage of both curricular and extra extracurricular performing and visual arts. Our fine arts faculty members are professional artists in their own right which informs their teaching and directing of our student artists
  • Athletics
    ESJ is proud to work with a no-cut policy for our Middle School sports teams. This unique policy means that students are able to explore a wide variety of sports and find their passions.

Munnerlyn Campus

Students enjoy small class sizes at our Munnerlyn Campus. 

Students in sixth grade are clustered together for their school day. Their lockers and classrooms are separated from the older students. This allows these younger students to form closer relationships and enjoy age-appropriate bonding experiences. The close bond that ESJ students experience with each other sets us apart from other independent schools.

Students in sixth through eighth grades attend Middle School Chapel and Middle School lunch. Their classrooms are generally arranged by subject in separate buildings. Middle School students are able to interact with other students in different grades through mentorships organized by the faculty. 


ESJ employs more than 200 faculty members, all of whom have at least a four-year degree, half have graduate degrees or doctorate degrees, and teach in their specialties. At ESJ, we believe that investing in the professional development and further training of our faculty and staff members is essential. It is one of the factors that makes ESJ one of the best private middle schools in Jacksonville. 

Student Life

On top of excellent academics, Middle Schoolers can expect to enjoy a rich and exciting educational experience. Our students love participating in our sports teams as well as artistic curricular and extracurricular opportunities including visual arts, dance, drama, pep band and chorus. Middle and Upper school students have many opportunities to participate in a vast array of clubs including service clubs, special interests, competitions, performance and publication clubs. There are more than 50 on-campus clubs offered at our Munnerlyn Campus. 

Schedule a Campus Tour

One of the best ways to get to know the Middle School program at ESJ is to schedule a guided tour of our 56-acre riverfront campus. Simply email our Admission and Enrollment Office at [email protected] or call 904.396.7104.