Asking the Right Questions in Your School Search Sam Hyde Geisler ’00, Executive Director of Admission and Enrollment at Episcopal School of Jacksonville As an Admission Director, I am often asked, “My family is considering changing schools (or just starting school). Where do we start, or what do you recommend?” Many parents simply don’t know…

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ESJ’s Student Services Department has identified social media and technology as key contributors to student anxiety levels. Our teachers echo the sentiment and strive to incorporate technology in the classroom without losing connection to students and each other. We know technology is reaching students at younger and younger ages and it is important to include…

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By Jefferson Brant, Episcopal History Department Instructor In its most direct sense, “Juneteenth” acknowledges the events of June 19, 1865, when in the midst of the closing days of the Civil War, Major General Gordon Granger and federal troops arrived to take control of Galveston, Texas, and announced news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the…

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by Amy Burrows Perkins ’92, Director of Student Services You have probably seen the latest articles that suggest that the remote learning and safer-at-home experience could be what helps this generation develop resilience, whereas earlier in the year there was a lot more buzz about how this generation insists on instant gratification, uses multiple devices at…

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It’s that time of year — no, not the holiday season — the college admissions season. Here are some simple ways you and your student can reduce the stress around the college process from Julie Carter, Episcopal’s Associate Director of College Counseling. Mrs. Carter has provided nine ways for parents and nine ways for students…

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by Missy Ketchum, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement How often do you take an opportunity to teach your children about philanthropy? Most of us think that the word \”philanthropist\” means someone who makes enormous gifts–Bill Gates or Andrew Carnegie– but not us. Even if we aren\’t in Bill Gates’ category of giving, all of us…

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By Julie Carter, Associate Director of College Counseling, Episcopal School of Jacksonville Some colleges offer an interview as part of their admissions process. While the interview itself will not be the deciding factor in admissions decisions, it can be a great opportunity to help a college representative get to know you better. The interview gives you…

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by Kiara Wessling, Director of Global Learning  Episcopal has long offered multiple opportunities to travel abroad and domestically through its Institute of Global Learning. Each program is designed to offer students an exceptional experience that fully immerses them in the culture, food, and spirit of the destination. Some programs are purely culture or language-based, others…

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There are many lists on the web that provide parents with a general idea of how to help their children prepare for the upcoming school year. At Episcopal, we like to emphasize collaboration, support, and communication as the best ways to prepare for the upcoming school year. First and foremost, set aside a time when…

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