At the Episcopal School of Nashville small classes are led by experienced teachers who nurture students’ social and emotional growth and build solid academic skills through engaging learning experiences and a positive school community where each student is known, inspired and loved.
The curriculum at the Episcopal School of Nashville emphasizes academic, social and emotional growth, recognizing that academic success rests on social and emotional competencies. Teachers at Episcopal are experts at creating developmentally appropriate learning environments and positive classroom communities, where children feel safe, valued, and important.
Our academic program is anchored by the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Project, a workshop based literacy program from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and Math in Focus: Singapore Math. A unique feature of the academic program at the Episcopal School of Nashville is our interest in place-based education. By taking advantage of learning experiences grounded in our specific location and place, students gain a sense of themselves as active citizens and stewards of their communities. Teachers design innovative and engaging project-based learning experiences that integrate literacy, math, science and social studies while taking students out into the world and inviting the world into their classrooms in meaningful and authentic ways.
Daily Chapel is the heart of our school day and Episcopal Identity. Chapel services are based on the Episcopal Order of Worship and incorporate liturgical elements that are distinctly Episcopal, and yet the overall goal is to give every student the opportunity to support and explore their own spiritual development. Our chapel is an open, affirming space that welcomes all children and families as members of the great human family.