Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The mission of the Holy Trinity Day School is to bring to children in the community a program of pre-primary instruction and Christian nurture in which their sense of worth as children of God may begin to emerge, and through which their adaptation to future educational and social environments may be enhanced.
The Episcopal Day School will offer classes for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year olds during the months of August through May for the 2013-2014 School Year. The same cut-off birthdate as public schools is used, so a child must be 2, 3, 4, or 5 before September 1st for the class (s)he is enrolled*. The 2-Day 2 & 3-year old class is limited to twelve children. The 3-year old classes are limited to fourteen. Classes for 4 and 5-year old children are limited to sixteen. Each class has two teachers. Children of the Episcopal Day School are called "birds" and each age group is symbolized by a specific color. The kindergarteners are called Red Birds, the 4-year olds are Yellow Birds, the 3-Day and 5-Day 3-year olds are Blue Birds, and the 2-Day 2 & 3-year old class students are Blue Bird Juniors (Blue Js).
* Please contact the School Director for additional information about special requirements for four year olds enrolling in the Four/Five Year Old Kindergarten Class which follows a 5K curriculum.
School Activities and Programs
Our school day begins at 9:00a.m. and ends at 12:00 noon, with the exception of the kindergarten class which dismisses at 2:00 p.m. We begin each day with chapel or " Big Church" at 9:15 a.m. Following chapel, each class has instructional and activity time. Children have time on the playground each day. Music, finger-play, art and story time are also part of the school day. Special music and creative movement classes are provided each week. Several foreign languages are introduced by our diverse staff. The school library is an important part of our program, where children may check-out books on a weekly basis. Field trips and special programs are also provided throughout the year.
An optional extended day program is offered for an additional charge. Early morning care is provided from 7:15 to 8:45a.m., and after school care is provided from 12:00 noon until 5:30p.m. The children bring their lunch, have active play, quiet time, and organized activities during afternoon extended care.