Episcopal Day School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesVaries by Type

Student Body

Total Students217 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress must be neat, clean and appropriate for school)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by Grade Level
% on Financial Aid
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carthage
    Sandhills Classical Christian School
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    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: NS-12 | 364 students
    2.6 miles
    1487 Rays Bridge Road
    Carthage, NC 28327
    (910) 695-1874
    2.6 NS-12
  • Southern Pines
    Grades: PK-12 | 174 students
    0.4 miles
    400 S Bennett St
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910) 692-8311
    0.4 PK-12
  • Southern Pines
    Grades: PK-12 | 459 students
    3.9 miles
    3300 Airport Road
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910) 692-6920
    3.9 PK-12
  • Southern Pines
    Grades: PK-8 | 211 students
    3.1 miles
    2922 Camp Easter Road
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910) 692-6241
    3.1 PK-8
  • Carthage
    Grades: K-5 | 45 students
    10.7 miles
    1305 Hulsey Rd
    Carthage, NC 28327
    (201) 417-0481
    10.7 K-5

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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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We love EDS. This school has provided our children with an excellent education in a nurturing, loving environment.
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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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