Beaches Episcopal School

  • For 65 years, Beaches Episcopal School has provided the Jacksonville beaches area with a wholesome, stimulating, educational environment for children in PreK3 through sixth grade.
  • Our strong academic curriculum is enhanced by outstanding enrichment classes in fine arts, Christian Education, Spanish, and Physical Education.
  • These programs provide outlets for discovery and creativity, as well as give each student an opportunity for success.
  • Classroom computers and SMARTBoards, IDEAStudio, a media center (including iPads and iMacs), a state-of-the-art science lab, iPads and up-to-date support equipment are used to meaningfully integrate classroom curriculum into educational technology.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1952
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students161 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Beaches Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPre-kindergarten 3 (3 half days) $5,075 Pre-kindergarten 3 (5 half days) $8,175 Pre-kindergarten 4 (5 half days) $8,175 Kindergarten $11,325 Grades 1-3 $13,355 Grades 4-6 $13,925
Admissions DirectorAshley Davis


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballSoccer,

School Notes

As an outreach of St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Beaches Episcopal School provides education in a caring, Christian environment that enriches the lives of its students and their families. We are dedicated to caring for the total child (intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually), and our students feel that they're not just at school, they're at home. 

Come discover a safe place where children learn, love, and lead.  Discover Beaches Episcopal School. 

Watch the School Video: "Learn. Love. Lead."

Beaches Episcopal School provides students a strong academic foundation, integrating a challenging curriculum taught by dynamic, passionate teachers in smaller class settings.  Educators are student advocates and partner with parents to stimulate intellectual growth.  To learn at BES is to pursue knowledge, to invite curiosity and creativity, and to contribute ideas in a nurturing environment. 

Love. Beaches Episcopal School invites students to discover what they are passionate about and share their unique gifts in a welcoming environment.  A full complement of enrichment classes in fine arts, athletics, and Christian education provide outlets for personal discovery and spiritual growth.  Children are able to express themselves relationally and socially through visual and musical mediums. 

To love at BES is to show compassion, to value the Episcopal tradition, and to embrace opportunities that provide fulfillment and enrich the lives of others.

Lead.  Beaches Episcopal School fosters a culture of leadership by incorporating community outreach and service projects into the fabric of our students' educational journey.  Children are given frequent opportunities to lead during chapel services, through safety patrol service, and in the classroom.  Students are encouraged to be mentors to younger students, establishing themselves as confident, self-motivated leaders.  To lead at BES is to serve as a positive role model to others, to welcome challenges, and to proactively pursue excellence in every area of life.

Faculty and Staff at Beaches Episcopal School:
  • Strive for academic excellence, recognizing the variety of student needs and learning styles.
  • Help students understand the world around them by providing well-rounded learning experiences in and out of the classroom.
  • Reinforce the love of God, nurturing self-respect and compassion for all as His children.
  • Encourage leadership in an atmosphere that fully integrates faith, morals, and ethics.
  • Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment that allows each child the opportunity for success.

Mission Statement: Beaches Episcopal School provides students a strong academic foundation enabling them to succeed in school, serve their community, and reflect God's love.

Who We Are:Beaches Episcopal School is an independent school with a 60-year tradition of academic excellence. Our smallclasses and student-focused approach allow us to be attentive to each student. Our rich academics andvaried extracurricular programs give students a broad understanding of the world around them. Ourfaith-based culture and Episcopal heritage charge us to treat every individual as a child of God.

What We Do:We strive for academic excellence, recognizing the variety of student needs and learning styles.We help students understand the world around them by providing well-rounded learning experiences, in andout of the classroom, on campus and in the community.We reinforce the love of God, nurturing students' respect and compassion for themselves and all others as His children.We build self-esteem and leadership in an atmosphere that fully integrates faith, morals and ethics, enablingstudents to be successful leaders in the future.We provide an emotionally and physically safe environment that allows each child the opportunity for success.

What We Seek: It is our goal to grow graduates who will:Exhibit integrity, respect, and empathy towards others.Be confident, self-directed and possess a passion for learning.Set goals and strive for academic success.Demonstrate an understanding of God's unconditional love.Be self-disciplined and accept responsibility for individual choices. 

Diversity Statement: Beaches Episcopal School does not discriminate on the bases of race, sex, creed, or national origin.Educational Philosophy:
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