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Our Traditions

6th grade students perform the Maypole dance at May Day

Rooted in Tradition

When we think back to our school days, we can easily remember the friendships we made, the events we participated in, and the traditions we celebrated. These traditions allow us to nurture our school community and create cherished memories. We come together to welcome new families, honor our grandparents and special friends, stay in touch with current and former families, and establish lifelong connections with all who have been a part of the Episcopal Day community.

Halloween Parade

Students, faculty, and staff showcase their creativity on Halloween with incredible costumes. Parents and guardians come to watch a parade in the morning and cheer on our student's clever ensembles. 

GrandFriends' Day

This fall event is one of our most cherished traditions. Grandparents and special friends share a morning at school with their students, who show their appreciation with a special Chapel program.

May Day

May Day is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the eighth grade class. Each grade performs a dance in honor of the graduates. The final dance is the traditional Maypole Dance performed by sixth graders.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival, a family event hosted by the DSPA in September, is the perfect way to kick-off the new school year for the whole community. Rides, activities, and food for all ages make up the fun. 

Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis Day is for the whole family — children, parents, and pets! The community gathers outside for a short service and the school chaplain blesses each of the pets.

Art Show

Talent abounds as students in pre-k through eighth grade share their favorite creations from their year’s work in the visual arts, both 2 and 3 dimensional pieces.

Book Fair

Episcopal Day students love to read and the annual Book Fair is a highlight for readers of all ages. The proceeds enhance the main school collection and help build classroom libraries.

Science Fair

The Science Fair involves participation from students across all grades, with a focus on individual projects presented by middle schoolers. A significant number of our students' projects have advanced to both regional and state science fairs.

Donut Day 

This community event, held in February and hosted by the DSPA, serves to support our library. The whole community gathers on campus to enjoy freshly-baked donuts, barista-hosted coffee, and refreshments and to enjoy a fun raffle.

8th Grade VS. Faculty Kickball Game

The Mustang Meadow is filled with blue and yellow waves as the 8th-grade students compete against the faculty and staff in a kickball game. This nostalgic student vs. faculty match is a community-wide event that is cherished by all!


The graduation ceremony marks the pinnacle of achievement for our eighth-grade students and their families. Following the sound of the traditional bagpipes, families walk into Chapel to celebrate the students' accomplishments.

Latest Happenings

May Day Magic: Dance, Joy, Community!

May Day at Episcopal Day is always something special, and this year’s celebration was an absolute blast! We had so much fun honoring our amazing eighth graders and welcoming spring with joy, laughter, and dance! 

Curtains Up! EDS on Stage

At Episcopal Day, the stage isn't just a platform—it's a launchpad for creativity, collaboration, and confidence. This year, our talented students have taken to the stage in two incredible productions, showcasing their talents, skills, musical and artistic prowess, and the importance of dramatic arts in building creative leaders.