Episcopal School of Nashville | FAQ
Episcopal School of Nashville is an independent co-educational Pre-K through elementary school, serving students of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Valuing the education of the whole child, the school encourages students to engage their minds, bodies and spirits as they grow in confidence and communion with others.
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FAQ

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Q: Do families have to be EPISCOPALIAN to attend Episcopal School of Nashville?

No.

Families do not have to be Episcopalian to attend Episcopal School. The school is both supportive and inclusive of all faith backgrounds.

 

Q: Does the school have UNIFORMS?

No.

The Episcopal School of Nashville does not require students to wear uniforms but students are required to adhere to the school’s dress code. The Episcopal School of Nashville’s school colors are red, white and blue. The School’s dress code for the 2018-2019 school year will require students to wear a solid colored red, white, or navy blue collared shirt with short or long sleeves. Students may wear navy blue or khaki shorts/pants and skort/ skirts/ jumpers/ dresses throughout the year. Standard attire is available at numerous retail stores, such as but not limited to, Target, Walmart, Old Navy and Land’s End. Socks and tennis shoes are required. Items not allowed are denim and athletic wear.

 

Q: Is TRANSPORTATION available?

No.

Parents are responsible for transporting their child(ren) to and from school.

Field Trips:

There will be times throughout the school year when the school will offer field trips to enrich each child’s learning experience. We use both public and private transportation for such purposes.

 

Q: Is there an AFTERCARE PROGRAM?

Yes.

The Episcopal School is committed to being accessible to working families. The school offers Aftercare Monday through Friday to any child enrolled at the school. Aftercare hours are 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $40, and after that it costs $12.50 an hour. Families receiving financial aid can have a proportional amount applied to aftercare. Parents have to come inside to pick up, minors under 16 cannot sign students out. There is a $30 late fee after 5:30. The school will invoice families monthly for Aftercare.

 

Q: Are LUNCHES included in the cost?

No.

The Episcopal School does not have a full-service kitchen or cafeteria and therefore families are required to provide lunch for their child(ren). A morning snack and a balanced lunch, including an ice pack to keep perishables cold, are required for each school day. Students should also bring a refillable water bottle daily.

 

Q: Do the children take FIELD TRIPS?

Yes.

There will be times throughout the school year when the school will offer field trips to enrich each child’s learning experience. The child’s Parent/Guardian is asked to complete and return the Permission to Leave Campus Form, granting Episcopal School of Nashville permission to take their child off campus for planned field trips throughout the school year.

 

Q: Do students attend CHAPEL?

Yes.

Students attend chapel weekly. The primary goal of the chapel program is to build a strong sense of community within the school and develop each child’s own unique spiritual awareness. Though the service is Episcopal in nature, it is age-appropriate and inclusive of all faith backgrounds.

 

Q: Are there OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS to volunteer at the school?

Absolutely!

An active, engaged and dedicated parent body is vital to our school’s success. Once the school year begins, the Parent Association (PA) will convene to organize parental involvement and volunteer opportunities. The school will plan various special events which rely on volunteers.

 

Q: Does the school have an ARTS program?

Absolutely.

It is the school’s belief that a dynamic arts program is essential for full expression. Led by an experienced faculty, Episcopal offers its students a balanced curriculum in the performing, musical and visual arts.

 

Q: Does the school offer help with the cost of TUITION?

Yes!

We do not want Episcopal to be cost-prohibitive for any family. Need-based financial aid is available for families that qualify on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests go through a third party agency, and all details of the process are confidential. Please see our Financial Aid page for more details. We are happy to work with families who would like guidance in filling out the proper paperwork.