Our Traditions

Through our traditions

The things we remember most about our school days are the friendships, traditions, events and celebrations.

Through our traditions, some unique to Episcopal Day, we celebrate the school community and make lasting memories. Together we welcome new families, connect with current and alumni families, and build lifelong friendships.

List of 10 items.

  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival, a family event hosted by the Day School Parents’ Association in September, is the perfect way to kick-off the new school year for the whole community. There are rides, activities, and food for all ages!

  • GrandFriends' Day

    This fall event is one of our most cherished traditions. GrandFriends share a morning at school with their students and are appreciated in a special chapel program.
  • Halloween Parade

    Great planning goes into this day, as the students and faculty arrive in costume and parade throughout the campus sharing their creations with their fellow students, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff.
  • 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.

  • Mustang Pancake Breakfast

    Who doesn’t like to start a cold winter morning with fresh pancakes, sausages, and fruit while raising funds for the Early Childhood book program. Flipping pancakes has become an art form at Episcopal Day!

  • Science Fair

    There is school-wide participation in the Science Fair, with middle school students presenting individual projects. Many of our projects qualify to move on to the regional and state science fairs.

  • 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.

  • May Day

    The May Day chapel ceremony and dances are a tradition as old as Episcopal Day. The eighth-grade students lead the program and are honored as they prepare for graduation in June.

  • 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. 

  • Graduation

    Graduation is the culminating event for our eighth-grade students and families. Led into chapel by the traditional bag pipers, families celebrate their students and years at the school.

Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Episcopal Day admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin color, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.