Episcopal exists to provide a challenging college-preparatory education for students in grades six through twelve within an inclusive and encouraging environment that balances academics, athletics, fine arts, spiritual development and community service. The School offers not only an ongoing and serious pursuit of excellence, but also a group of people who genuinely care for and about each other.
The School's traditional liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills. The School's faculty displays an outstanding academic background, excellent character and dedication to the overall well-being of the students. The faculty affirms the ultimate worth of each student to form healthy self-esteem and respect for others. Episcopal is committed to small class size and an environment that is safe, achievement-oriented, supportive and positive.
The same quest for excellence that drives our academic program shapes our commitment to programs in athletics, the arts, our spiritual life and our dedication to citizenship. Through the opportunities these programs provide, students may experience not only the self-discipline and exertion of a competitive sport, but also the development and growth of their creative talents, the deepening of their faith, and a lifelong desire to serve others.
Through regular worship, probing classes in world religion studies, and an active community service program, the School instills in its students values and commitments that will equip them for useful, satisfying and unselfish lives. The Episcopal community is committed to the development of students academically, athletically, creatively and spiritually.
The School’s founders in their 1966 planning group document (The Purple Book) proposed that the goal of the School be “development of Christian leadership. And by ‘leadership’ we do not mean the all too familiar method of leading by promising men all the things they want. On the contrary, we mean a leadership that seeks to find what is really best for man, and then seeks to lead him through the rational process of persuasion.”
Episcopal works to be true to this philosophy of leadership today.