Founded in 1959, Grace Episcopal School provides an academically challenging and developmentally appropriate education for children in Preschool through Fifth Grade.
Our strong academic program emphasizes the basic tools of learning: reading, writing, and mathematics. Students receive personal attention in small classes, and learn to be critical thinkers and successful problem solvers.
The curriculum is varied - rich in music, literature, art, history, science, physical education, and spiritual development.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,840
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Grace Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
109 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Grace Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
36%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki or Navy Pants, Plaid, Polo Tops)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool and Junior Kindergarten: $11,430
% on Financial Aid
29%
Admissions Director
Julia Byrnes

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art, Basketball, Chess Club, Cooking, Drama, Private Music Lessons, Running, Science, Scouting, Soccer, Summer Camp, Yoga

School Notes

  • Grace Episcopal School is a small school by design.  Its size and educational philosophy enables the faculty and staff to develop fully the potential of each student academically, socially, and morally in a loving and nurturing environment.  Our highly experienced teachers are committed to knowing each student individually, and their efforts extend beyond the classroom to our playgrounds and playing fields, our stage, our enrichment programs, and service to the greater community.  Grace Episcopal School educates the whole student - intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
Profile last updated: 11/04/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We have loved our experiences at Grace Episcopal School. Our child has been there since first grade and will be graduating this year. We love its "small by design" approach and feels that has had great benefits for our child. The teachers have been able to tailor their teaching to the dynamics of the class and address specific needs of each student in ways that wouldn't be possible in larger classrooms. The head of school is fantastic - completely approachable and kind, yet laser focused on creating the best environment for the kids and faculty. We're proud to be a part of the Grace community!
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5  
My two daughters have attended Grace Episcopal from kindergarten through fifth grade. It is a warm, nurturing environment that fosters character building. The school`s faculty is outstanding - the majority have advanced degrees - and staff retention is high. The class sizes are small, ensuring the students get the attention they need to be able to master a subject. My oldest daughter was fully prepared for the transition into middle school and continues to excel, drawing on the solid educational foundation build during her time at Grace.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,840
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $25,007 for elementary schools and $40,141 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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