Jacksonville Mom:: Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Tips for Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting year for both students and parents. In this milestone year, children learn important reading and writing skills, explore new math and science concepts, learn essential social and emotional skills, and much more. It’s a wonderful year full of exhilarating moments where lifelong memories are made! Read more from Beaches Campus kindergarten…

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The Importance of On-Campus Learning

High School Teacher With Male Student Wearing Uniform Using Interactive Whiteboard During Lesson

Interrupted studies The COVID-19 pandemic did not spare any states. Here in Florida cases topped 2 million by early June, and more than 35,000 had sadly succumbed to the virus. However, the effects of the pandemic were not just regulated to illnesses and deaths. For millions of students and teachers, learning – and employment –…

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The Benefits of Private Middle Schools

The Benefits of Private Middle Schools

Parents have a choice between public and private middle schools in Jacksonville, FL. If you are comparing the two and looking to make a decision for your child, here are some things to consider.   Private schools typically offers smaller classes The benefit of smaller class sizes is more individual attention and fewer distractions for…

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Why Private School? A Look at the Potential Benefits

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As parents, we want the best for our children. We know the right education can set them up with the tools they need for success. It goes beyond math and science and reading. School is also where they learn critical thinking and develop social skills – vital components for every successful adult. However, where is…

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Asking the Right Questions in Your School Search

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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Health, Safety, Well-Being Focuses on SmartSocial Programming 

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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The Importance of Juneteenth

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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Lean In and Listen

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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