Our mission is to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning by engaging the mind, body, and spirit in a nurturing community grounded in Episcopal history, tradition, and identity.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 217 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Episcopal Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1959
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Varies by Type

Student Body

Total Students
217 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress must be neat, clean and appropriate for school)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies by Grade Level
% on Financial Aid
15%

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
My children have been at EDS for 6 years. My oldest will be graduating at the end of this year, and my youngest has 3 years left. Truthfully, I never planned on sending my kids to private school, since both my husband and I attended public school. However, we couldn't be happier with our experience at EDS through the years. No, nothing is perfect (but what is?), and yes, the school has far exceeded our expectations. Our youngest was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago, and we have gotten great support working with the teachers, which I realize now, is one value of smaller class size. Each year, my kids say that their current teacher is their favorite. My highest praise, though, comes from the very odd experience of educating during the midst of Covid-19. This past Spring, EDS pulled off a HUGE and quick pivot to online learning, during which time my kids were actually taught during the day by their teachers through zoom. Yes, I had to manage the situation at home, but we would not have made it from March-May without the amazing job their teachers and the administration did to ensure that our kids continued to learn through the end of the school year. And more praise follows for how they have found a safe and effective way to begin this school year (Fall 2020) in person.
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5  
EDS is providing a solid and well-rounded education for our children. They are confident and excelling socially and academically. Dr. Connett is taking the program to an even higher level.
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5  
We have had a tremendous experience at EDS. The staff and administration are all great and extremely responsive. EDS has been a great environment for our child to excel and thrive.
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5  
We have been very happy with our experience at EDS. Our son is in the Pre-K program and we find the smaller class sizes and interactive learning have greatly benefited his development both emotionally and socially. Teachers, Headmistress, and all staff are extremely communicative and friendly.
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5  
Great school. Loving family environment that allows a kid to be a kid. Focused on whole child; not test results driven.
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5  
We love EDS. This school has provided our children with an excellent education in a nurturing, loving environment.
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5  
Great school been there since 3 k. The teachers are soooo nice and teach you a lot. Overall it is the best school in Moore county
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 217 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,075 for elementary schools and $10,136 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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