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Grace Episcopal School
School Name:
Grace Episcopal School
Street Address:
3601 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22305
Head of School:
Mrs. Patricia Culbreth
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
PreK-5th Grade
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Amanda Hungerford
Admissions Email:
7/19/2018 2:45:00 PM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

Mission Statement

The mission of Grace Episcopal School is to nurture a learning community that promotes academic excellence in the Episcopal tradition, and encourages spiritual growth, moral responsibility, and service to others. We educate the whole child intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially, and build a solid foundation and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

Grace Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and further, does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, or otherwise discriminate in violation of federal, state or local law.


Founded in 1959, Grace Episcopal School is charged by the Vestry of Grace Episcopal Church to provide a Christ-centered, co-educational school.  Grace Episcopal School is a small school by design.  Its size and educational philosophy enables the faculty and staff to develop fully the individual potential of each of the students – academically, socially, and morally – in a loving, nurturing environment.  Individual attention to our students is stressed throughout an academically challenging curriculum.

Grace Episcopal School is also one of the ways in which Grace Episcopal Church serves its surrounding community.  The students and faculty of this co-educational school represent a variety of racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds.  We value and encourage this diversity as we seek to help each child to discover the same in other students and faculty at the school.

Grace Episcopal School seeks to build a strong cognitive foundation in its students that will help prepare them for a lifetime of challenges and continued academic success in future schools.  Moreover, as an Episcopal Church School, it also seeks to accomplish something more:  A strong spiritual and ethical base relevant to each child’s age, provided in partnership with the families of the student and drawing on the traditions of the Episcopal Church. 

School Fast Facts:

School Founded: 1959

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Grades Offered: Preschool - Grade Five

Coed: Yes

Accreditation: Virginia Association of Independent Schools

Affiliations: AISGW, NAIS, NAES & MAESA

Governance: 14-Member, Independent School Board

Student - Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Teachers with 20+ Years of Teaching Experience:  35%

Teachers with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience:  50%

Hours: Preschool & Jr. K: 8:30 am to 12 pm 
            Kindergarten - Grade 5: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Extended Care: 7:30 am to 6 pm

After School Clubs & Activities: May include Drama, Music
            Art, Cooking, Yoga, Soccer, Running
& Robotics

Language Arts: Phonics-based

Foreign Language: Spanish starting in Junior Kindergarten

Technology: Wireless, Mobile Computer Lab (Mac Laptops),
            ASUS Chromebooks, Mac Desktops, Interactive
SMART Boards

Performing &Visual Arts: Kodaly Method Music & Studio Art

Progress Reports for PS - K: Conferences & Bi-annual Reports

Progress Reports for Gr. 1-5: Conferences & Trimester Reports

Tuition, Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten:  $10,660 (½-day program)

Tuition, Kindergarten - Grade 5:  $21,320

Range of Financial Aid Grants: 10% - 90% of Tuition

Students Receiving Need-based Financial Aid:  26%

Age Requirements for Admission:
    Preschool: 3 years old prior to September 1
           Junior Kindergarten: 4 years old prior to September 1
           Kindergarten: 5 years old prior to September 1

Application Deadline for 2020/2021: February 3, 2020

Financial Aid Application Deadline: February 7, 2020

Diversity: 27%

Uniforms: Yes

Campus size: 5 Acres
Playgrounds: 2
Playing Fields: 2

Vacation Clubs: Yes - During Christmas & Spring Breaks

Summer Camp: Yes - “June Jamboree” and Baroody Camp

Proximity to Washington, DC: 6 Miles South

Proximity to the Pentagon: 4 Miles South


Open House Dates:  November 11, 2019 & January 15, 2020
                               9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Open House Preview Event: April 16, 2020 9:3-10:30 am

Grace Open Play: Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:30 am (open to the community, designed for ages 2-4)

STEM Extravaganza: Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:00-5:00 pm (open to the community, hands-on activities designed for ages 3-12)



Open House Dates:
April 16, 2020
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