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Welcome, from the Head of School

Ralph Wales, Head of School, speaks with microphone

“This is my day, what will I do?” 

These eight words capture the essence of Episcopal Day School. And like everything we do at Episcopal Day, the child is at the center of them. This is my day—a statement with such clarity and responsibility. What will I do? A question with infinite possibility.

Children at Episcopal Day greet each day as an opportunity to do something: to ask a hard question, to make a new friend, to take a risk on the stage or the athletic field, to serve others. To be leaders of positive change in the world. 

And the faculty at Episcopal Day greet each day inspired by our belief that early education is the foundation of a life well lived—and that a strong partnership between home and school is essential to that early education. Through our robust academic program, through lessons that ignite inquiry and curiosity, children’s minds are alive with ideas at Episcopal Day School. Their hearts are filled with joy.

Our Episcopal identity fosters that joy and is the backbone of the Episcopal Day experience. Starting our days in Chapel grounds us in our core values. We are inclusive of all; we strike a powerful balance between reverence for tradition and dedication to progress; we are committed to self-reflecting, gathering as a community, teaching holistic values, and serving others. In the eighth grade year, every student gives a Chapel Talk—standing before the entire community to share a part of their story, their day, their possibilities. It’s an inspiring culmination of each student’s Episcopal Day School experience. 

The Episcopal Day education extends far beyond the classroom walls, as we believe that to be citizens of the world, our students need to be in the world. Our students hike the trails of Yosemite and ascend the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. They clean beaches and parks; they sing songs with seniors. They see the powerful connection between the learning they do in the classroom and the infinite possibility to make a positive impact in the world—in all of their days ahead.

This is my day. What will I do? We can’t wait to hear how you will answer that question! 

Very sincerely,

Quincey Grieve
Head of School

Quincey Grieve

Episcopal Day Purpose

To illuminate the path of inquiry towards responsibility, purpose, and spirit.

Mission and Philosophy

We model inquiry, respect, service, and compassion.

Uniquely Episcopal

Students develop an appreciation for themselves and others.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We offer an inclusive community.