Informed students make successful college choices.

our five year program

Discovering your strengths and challenges are all a part of the balanced experience Episcopal offers students. This journey of personal exploration ultimately culminates in finding the right college or university.

Episcopal believes that successful college decisions start with the student who is well informed and actively involved in the college search process. Therefore, college preparation begins during the eighth-grade year. A supportive staff of counselors serves as personal guides on the journey through course selection, testing, application, and selection process.

Episcopal offers support through College Prep 101 seminars for parents and students on a range of topics, Application Bootcamp at the beginning of senior year, and one-on-one meetings throughout your years at Episcopal.

These one-on-one meetings establish an important rapport between counselor and student. Episcopal's college counselors all have years of experience in the field as well as other responsibilities on campus, helping them to get to know their college advisers well. They are knowledgeable about hundreds of colleges so that they can assist students in finding the right match. Episcopal counselors make an ongoing effort – through tours and other professional events - to keep personal contacts with admissions officers from colleges around the country.

ESJ College Counseling Timeline

Eighth-grade year

  • Second semester- Informational meeting for parents of eighth-grade students

Freshman year

  • October- PSAT
  • November- Large group meeting for freshman students
  • January/February- Individual advising meetings with the student, their parent, and a college counselor

Sophomore year

  • October- PSAT
  • February/March- Individual advising meetings with the student, parents, their homeroom advisor, and a college counselor
  • February- Jacksonville Preparatory Schools College Fair
  • May- Sophomore College Counseling Workshop
  • May- Students have the opportunity to select the college counselor with whom they would like to work
  • Summer- Begin visiting colleges

Junior year

  • First semester- Meetings with college representatives visiting Episcopal
  • October- PSAT/NMSQT
  • October- NACAC College Fair
  • January- Junior Night for students and parents
  • January- Students begin meeting individually with their college counselor
  • February- Jacksonville Preparatory Schools College Fair
  • February/March- College Counseling Class
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT testing begins

Senior year

  • August- Application Boot Camp
  • August- Begin or continue applications and essays
  • September- Meeting for parents of seniors
  • Fall- Students continue individualized meetings with their college counselor
  • Fall- Continue meeting with visiting college representatives
  • Fall- NACAC College Fair
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT testing continues
  • During and after the applications process, individual meetings help students navigate their options
  • October- Begin applying for financial aid by filing the FAFSA and, if necessary, the CSS Profile
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT testing continues
  • May 1- National deadline to submit an enrollment deposit

Information for College Representatives

Thank you for expressing an interest in visiting Episcopal School of Jacksonville. We hope the following information will help you plan your visit to meet with our current juniors and seniors.

To schedule a visit, please email Stephanie Schuster at [email protected] or 904-396-5751 x1601.

Please note that we experience “peak times” for visitors to the Jacksonville area, especially around the Jacksonville NACAC fair, and will do our best to accommodate your visit.

Directions and Parking

All visitors must stop at the front entrance to check in with security. The College Counseling Office is located in the Towers House at 1326 St. Elmo Drive. When you enter campus and bear to the right for St. Elmo Drive it is the sixth house down on the left.  Parking is available directly in front of the building.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

View the Class of 2017 Episcopal College Profile