Episcopal School of Jacksonville

  • Academic excellence is a way of life at Episcopal. The curriculum is learned-centered, designed to challenge all students at their highest level and to provide the strong foundation necessary for success in college as well as for an adult life of leadership and service.
  • Episcopal offers an atmosphere of intellectual integrity which reinforces traditional values such as honor, compassion, care, and concern. Students are trained to think critically and to communicate effectively.
  • Classes are small, which encourages friendly interaction between students and faculty.
  • Through the school's Four Pillars of Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Spiritual Life students experience not only the self-discipline and exertion of a competitive sport, but also the development and growth of their creative talents, the deepening of their faith, and a lifelong desire to serve others.
  • A quality college-preparatory education is provided in an environment that focuses on readying the student for a lifetime of leadership and citizenship.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students886 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Episcopal School of Jacksonville Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt, Biology, Calculus, Ceramics, Chemistry, Computer Science AB, English Language/Composition, English Literature/Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French 5, Latin 4, Latin 5, Music Theory, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish 5, Statistics, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History
Average SAT score1270
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms, Middle and Upper School)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Jan. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,650
Tuition NotesTuition typically changes each year with Middle school being slightly less than Upper school. Technology, lunch, books and uniforms are not included. For a full list of fees: https://www.esj.org/admissions/tuition-financial-aid/
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSamantha Hyde Geisler
Admissions AssociateAmy Gay


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Episcopal is built on Four Pillars: academics, spiritual life, fine arts and athletics. These focus and encourage personal development in every aspect of our students' lives. The school's emphasis on balance between these four pillars is unique in Northeast Florida. The Harkness Method, used in many humanities classrooms, is an established and cherished way of instruction which fosters students` curiosity, initiative, personal confidence and problem-solving. Learner-centered teaching is the core of academics. Our service opportunities promote the development of responsible leaders who value citizenship and community. Episcopal believes that successful college decisions start with the student who is well informed and actively involved in the college search process. Through dedication and teamwork, Episcopal athletic programs annually compete for district, regional, and state championships. We take pride in our no-cut policy at the Middle School level, which allows every Episcopal student the experience of competing for our teams. The arts at Episcopal are the heartbeat that gives life to our campus and community. At the very center of who we are we find our visual and performing art students exploring, creating, and expressing all that they are learning through the medium of their art. 

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  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1667 students
    4.4 miles
    7400 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
    4.4 PK-12
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    2.7 miles
    5520 University Blvd W
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
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    4 miles
    5725 Fort Caroline Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    4 K-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 1194 students
    1.4 miles
    1055 Kingman Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    1.4 9-12
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    Grades: PK-12 | 706 students
    203.1 miles
    315 41st St. W.
    Bradenton, FL 34209
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We have two children at ESJ and are very happy with the school. ESJ values the whole student and has so many opportunities for students to find and grow their strengths. The faculty and staff are wonderful, and I really believe that they all want my boys to do well and be successful. ESJ teaches the boys to be responsible for their own educations while always keeping in communication with parents. We are very happy we chose ESJ for our boys.
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