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Community at ESJ lasts longer than a student's tenure on campus: alumni remain for a lifetime.LEARN MORE

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Just as our founders intended, our graduates are leaders in their communities and professions.LEARN MORE

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An Episcopal education is one that teaches students to build a fulfilling life of purpose as their definition of success. LEARN MORE

CHALLENGE

Spirituality

As a school rich in the Episcopal tradition, our students are challenged to look within while exploring and questioning. Journeys of faith occur for students, faculty and staff of all religions.

Alumni for a Lifetime

Community at ESJ doesn't end when you cross the Acosta House porch. Graduation is only the beginning of your relationship with Episcopal.

Global Community

From exchange programs to international mission trips, ESJ offers multiple opportunities for students to expand their world view through hands-on language and volunteer programs.

Local Community

More than 50 student-run clubs and multiple community service opportunities are available to help students unite for a common cause, reach out to peers, and become leaders through volunteerism.

One Campus

ESJ offers sixth through twelfth grades on one campus, expanding opportunities for mentorship for older students, and increasing the number of role models for younger students. One campus promotes community - students are together, creating friendships that will last a lifetime.

Episcopal Community

Whether at a networking event, friendraiser or tailgate, or as a coach or club advisor, ESJ parents, alumni, faculty and staff don't stop when the bell rings.

Government

Students lead students, work to positively impact campus life and build school spirit while serving on ESJ's Student Government. Activities and opportunities for students, by students make Student Government one of the strongest ESJ traditions.

Clubs

Clubs allow students to pursue their passion while developing leadership skills, allowing them to negotiate with peers and school leaders as well as fundraise for non-profit organizations in Jacksonville.

Honor Council

Episcopal's honor culture relies heavily on students selected for Honor Council. Tried by peers, council members learn to understand how important leadership is when the student body relies on you for fairness in the community.

Team Captains

Athletics teach more than just physical skills, and leadership opportunities on the field or on the court are developed as students mentor younger players and guide their team through its season.

Vestry

Through participation during worship and Chapel and active involvement in the School's spiritual life, student Vestry members serve as the face of Episcopal during many important functions and annual services.

Faculty and Professional Development

Our teachers know that being a leader in education means teaching other teachers as well as students. Faculty present at conferences, attend training and enrichment courses around the world, and bring what they've learned back to our classrooms for our students.

Academic Challenge

From Honors to AP courses to independent studies at area colleges and universities, academic challenge at ESJ is the catalyst for the standard of excellence found on campus. Learning doesn't end in the classroom, and class trips, such as swimming with manatees, bring coursework to life.

Technology Challenge

iPads are an integral part of classroom instruction. From computer science classes to arts courses, technology makes learning easy, fun, and interactive. We embrace technology as an essential component of education, but it's never a substitute for the student-teacher relationship.

College Counseling

Preparing for college is one of the biggest challenges a high school student faces. Our College Counseling program begins in 8th grade and guides the student, parent, and advisor through course selection, activities and applications, almost always landing students at their first or second choice.

Try it All

Sometimes the biggest challenge for students is knowing what to pursue. At Episcopal we work to make sure students don't have to sacrifice one passion for another. Our students can be found leading a team as well as a club, or on stage and staging an event for a community service project.

Marchman Softball Field

Considered to be one of Episcopal's most beautiful campus features....

River Field

The River Field includes two practice fields....

Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts/ Davis Chapel

The Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts provides a multi-purpose space....

Acosta House/Visual Arts

The Episcopal campus contains a significant historic building....

Parks and Lastinger Halls

These spaces encourage increased collaboration....

Sixth Grade Center

ESJ sixth graders benefit from being located on the larger Episcopal campus....

G Building

Called the "G" building for "General studies," this building was one of the first on Episcopal's campus....

Dale D. Regan Plaza at the Great Oak

The Episcopal community dedicated the Dale D. Regan Plaza at the Great Oak....

Buck Student Center

The Buck Student Center originally provided meeting space for chapel services and other school events....

Campus Store

The Episcopal Campus Store is located in the Buck Center on the Munnerlyn Campus....

Knight Baseball Field

Ray Knight Field is home to the Middle School, junior varsity and varsity baseball teams....

World Languages Building

Episcopal offers Latin, French, Spanish and Chinese....

Bryan Library

State of the art media centers and computer labs, a professional library, and spaces for students to study and collaborate on assignments....

Mitchell House, Admission

ESJ is a community where students experience a challenging college-preparatory curriculum....

Towers House, College Counseling and Community Service

The Towers House welcomes students at all hours during the school day....

McCormick Field/Langford Track

McCormick Field is home to the football, soccer and lacrosse teams....

Foerster Building

One of the School's original structures and houses classrooms....

Sikes Theatre

Students daily enjoy classes in the theatre, and the entire community benefits from the shows staged there. ...

Alumni Gym

ESJ's original gymnasium, the Alumni Gym, was once used as the chapel and the cafeteria....

Semmes Athletic Center

The Semmes Athletic Center features three full-sized basketball courts, the Cerveny Weight Room, a separate training room, the varsity men and women's locker rooms and the Athletic Department offices....

Semmes Aquatic Center

Designed as a replica of the water polo pool used in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics....

Tennis Courts

Located at the entrance of Episcopal's Munnerlyn campus are six tennis courts....

Walton Boathouse

Set on the scenic waterfront Knight Property, Episcopal's Walton Boathouse gives direct river access to the rowing teams....

Athletic Fields on Knight Campus

Additional practice fields for soccer and lacrosse as well as a cross country route are available on the Knight Campus....

Advancement Office

Programs housed in the Office of Institutional Advancement include marketing......

Head of School’s Office

The new Head of School office, a place that is often busy with campus activity......

Daily Arrival

Students arrive on campus at 7:45 a.m. and are welcomed by faculty and staff. From there, Middle Schoolers visit their lockers and head to their first class.

7:45am

Advisory

Advisory breaks up the day and allows for announcements, prayer, or a birthday treat. Advisors are an additional resource for students throughout their time at ESJ, and groups often become very close knit.

8:00am

Separate Math Classes

Math Classes in Middle School are divided into separate sections for boys and girls, and each benefit in different ways from being exclusively with peers while learning more advanced math concepts.

9:30am

Chapel

Wednesday morning Chapel is a weekly break for ESJ students to look inward, reflect on a new perspective, and focus on their personal spiritual journey. Middle School students actively participate in Chapel, from performing to speaking about their own faith experiences.

10:30am

Middle School Lunch

Separate from Upper School lunch, Middle Schoolers enjoy some free time to sit and eat with friends, get extra help from a teacher, or devour one of our famous half-baked cookies. (Healthy lunch options also available!)

11:30am

6th Grade Sea Camp

Each year sixth grade travels to Big Pine Key, Florida, to experience marine biology outside of the classroom, including snorkeling, dissecting squid and swimming with sharks. Sea Camp is a rite of passage and a great bonding experience for the class during their first year at ESJ.

12:30am

iPads

ESJ deliberately rolled out its iPad program through faculty first, so the technology is interwoven into the classroom experience in a way that compliments, but does not take the place of, real instruction. Sixth through ninth grade students are required to have iPads.

1:30pm

No Cut Sports

Middle School students who want to play, play. Episcopal strongly believes that the opportunity to try a new sport or take part in a new experience on campus should not be affected by a student’s athletic ability.

2:30pm

Middle School Arts Performance

The wider the breadth of experiences ESJ students have, the more likely they are to find their passion. Middle School students are required to take dance, studio art, choral and instrumental music in order to complete an “arts wheel” of instruction. Middle School students regularly perform during the school year.

3:30pm

9th Grade Orientation Adventure

Every fall, freshmen head off to Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia for camping, white water rafting, science instruction and outdoor adventure. More than 20 classes have made this trip, making it a beloved ESJ tradition.

7:45am

Chapel

Upper School students hear from visiting speakers, participate in Chapel through Student Vestry, and are pushed to explore not only their personal faith, but how their daily actions can positively contribute to life on campus and in our community.

7:45am

Athletics

Student athletes are encouraged to play more than one sport, to mentor teammates, to lead by example and to understand that what they learn on the field will have a more enduring impact than a mark in the “win column.” More than 80% of students participate in athletics, and approximately half of them play multiple sports. More than 60 teams are offered in 16 different sports.

7:45am

Fine Arts Master Classes

ESJ welcomes throughout the year professional artists who teach students new steps, new concepts and new ways of expression. Guest artists perform with and for students and the community, helping to create a vibrant and invigorating campus wide environment that embraces the arts.

7:45am

Privileges

Senior "perks" include lunch off campus, free periods during the day, and certain dress down days or special events. By senior year, students understand what the Episcopal community expects of them and that privileges come with responsibility.

7:45am

Fun

Throughout the year, Upper School students enjoy Spring Fest, prom, a winter formal and homecoming dance, dress up days, multi-grade level Wii competitions, dance or eating contests, Christmas cocoa and cookies, athletics banquets and improv shows. Student life is enriched through activities sponsored by Student Government, clubs, and all campus competitions.

7:45am

College Counseling

College Counseling begins in 8th grade and continues through senior year. Students choose their college counselor personally, attend Application Boot Camp, and receive visits from more than 100 admissions reps from around the country. Parents benefit from College Prep 101 courses, and open communication between counseling staff, their student, and their student’s advisor.

7:45am

Senior Retreat

Every fall the senior class visits Camp Weed, owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida near Live Oak. Seniors spend time reflecting on their years at Episcopal, build class unity through team activities, participate in chapel, and enjoy free time with friends playing games and sports.

7:45am

Graduation

It's really only the beginning. After seniors walk across the Acosta House Porch to receive their diploma, they go on to attend some of the best colleges and universities in the country, and to become leaders in their communities and professions, just as our founders intended.

7:45am