Ice Cream Social/Orientation
Parent Open House
Blessing of the Pets
Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Episcopal School Service at St. Johns Cathedral
Lessons and Carols Service
Pajama Day/Christmas Carol Sing-a-long
Art's Night/Open House
Fourth Grade Trip to St. Augustine
6th Grade Talent Show
St. Mark's Campus
Bible Presentation (3rd grade)
A Vision for Art
This school-wide event in late October is open to families and has a carnival-like atmosphere with booths for games, fun inflatables, food trucks, face painting, a dunk tank, and shopping hours for the book fair.
Students in ELP 1 - Kindergarten dress up in costumes and parade around campus while parents and students cheer them on. This annual tradition takes place on or close to Halloween.
Classes Without Quizzes - Family Open House Night
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program
Veterans’ Day Chapel
Christmas Musical (1-3)
Lessons & Carols (4-6)
Christmas Program (Pre-K 4)
Polar Express Day
Swim with the Manatees
Ortega River Run
Grandparents’ & Special Friend’s Morning
Easter Performance (Pre-K 3)
ELP Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Morning
Episcopal School Service at St. John’s Cathedral
Fifth and sixth grade students join other Episcopal school students around Northeast Florida for a special Episcopal School Service at St. Johns Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville. Students participate in various ways during the service and ESJ Upper School students contribute choral and drama selections during the service.
Sixth Grade Driftwood Trip
Each year sixth graders travel to the natural setting of Cumberland Island, Georgia, to experience marine biology outside of the classroom. Students bond through catching and dissecting fish, swimming, hiking, and learning about the natural habitat.
Freshmen Orientation Adventure
Every fall the freshmen class participates in the Freshmen Orientation Adventure in Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia. Counselors encourage the development of new friendships in order to develop a sense of mutual trust, respect, and appreciation among the group. Freshmen participate in white water rafting, hiking, camping, learn about wildlife, and prepare their own meals.
Senior Retreat provides the senior class with an opportunity to build class unity through team activities, Chapel, and free time with friends playing games and sports. The retreat takes place at UNF, and has proven to be a unifying, morale-building, and emotionally-binding experience for seniors.
Hundreds of alumni and their families are welcomed back to campus for a special barbeque for Episcopal’s annual homecoming. Parents and students also enjoy special activities during the week leading up to the Homecoming football game.
Each year, all students attend a Chapel service at St. John's Cathedral. It serves to acknowledge and celebrate the school's historic and continued connection with the Cathedral.
Christmas at Episcopal
Christmas at Episcopal includes donuts and hot chocolate, carols and candy canes and sometimes even a visit from Santa. The choral and instrumental music concert in St. John’s Cathedral ushers in the holiday season with a beautiful performance.
Episcopal welcomes more than 300 grandparents each year for a special performance in the Munnerlyn Center by Fine Arts students. Grandparents and their students then enjoy lunch together in the Buck Student Center.
This annual event is a fundraiser for the school. The All Things Episcopal auction includes graduation seating and locker and parking spot choices. Parents and friends gather for a beautiful and fun evening in support of the school.
Each year Episcopal celebrates its student athletes who have committed to play their chosen sport at the collegiate level. In 2017, 21 students committed to 20 different colleges and universities in 12 different sports.
Celebrating Service Day
At the heart of an Episcopal education is a life of devotion to and care for others. During Celebrating Service Day, the entire campus focuses on special projects for Jacksonville-area non-profits. Students complete projects on and off campus that help the homeless, the troops and the humane society; they beautiful city parks and campus, and feed the hungry.
Seventh Grade Kennedy Space Center
Each spring, the seventh grade class travels to Kennedy Space Center to make connections to their Earth and Space Science curriculum, with physical experiences, simulators, and veteran astronauts.
Eighth Grade Islands of Adventure
This day trip is a celebration of the conclusion of Middle School for eighth grade students. Students enjoy a day full of fun with their classmates and teachers to celebrate the milestone of moving on to Upper School in the coming year.
Fine Arts Week
Fine Arts Week celebrates the importance and beauty that art, as one of the school’s Four Pillars, brings to student life. Performances, Fine Arts Chapel and the Fine Arts Award Luncheon are held during this special time.
Spring Spirit Week
This week is a week of fun, all school activities to build school spirit and strengthen individual classes.
Senior Athletic Banquet
An annual dinner hosted by Boosters, senior athletes and honored at this awards banquet.
Reunion Weekend each year welcomes back hundreds of alumni for the all class party at the waterfront Walton Boathouse. Individual class parties follow the following evening for those celebrating ten year and up anniversaries. The Alumnus of the Year award is given this weekend as well.
Baccalaureate and Commencement
The end of the academic year is celebrated the third weekend in May with a Baccalaureate service held the Friday evening before graduation. The service is held at St. John’s Cathedral, whose members helped to found the school. Commencement is held the following morning on Saturday on the Acosta House porch on the Munnerlyn Campus. Faculty and staff greet graduates in the courtyard between Parks and Lastinger Halls following the ceremony, and the Alumni Association welcomes them at a reception on the Dale. D. Regan Plaza.