About St. David’s Episcopal Day School

St. David’s Episcopal Day School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, is a private Day School affiliated with St. David’s Episcopal Church located on the Main Line in Wayne. We offer educational, enrichment, and extended day programs for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten.

At St. David’s Episcopal Day School we pride ourselves on small class sizes, teacher excellence, strong communication with families, character development, and high educational standards to provide our students with a strong foundation to become lifelong learners and future leaders. In keeping with our Episcopal identity and school’s mission, we honor individuals by accommodating diverse learning styles and supporting children of all developmental levels. Through our tuition assistance program, St. David’s Episcopal Day school is committed to serving families in need and providing high-quality education for all.

At St. David’s Episcopal Day School we believe…..

  • Children learn best through purposeful play, multi-sensory exploration, and hands-on experiences that are aligned to developmental ability and learning style.
  • Engagement in the creative process is more beneficial to development and learning than the completion of products.
  • A high-quality curriculum is one that is grounded in a whole child approach and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Children benefit from a safe, nurturing environment grounded in Christian values that recognize diversity in cultures, religious experiences, and individuals.
  • Children benefit from inclusion in a school community where their thoughts and ideas are respected, nurtured, and valued.
  • Assessment, observation, and documentation are key to fostering the best learning environment.

St. David’s Episcopal Day School’s curriculum is grounded in Christian values and aimed at nurturing whole-child development through engaging, self-directed, hands-on learning activities intertwined with thematic units. Programs are further enhanced with the arts, physical education, technology, Spanish, nature-based learning, character development and Christian formation. We value process, over the product and embrace creative, innovate thinking while celebrating the joy and wonder of childhood.

2019-2020 Program Offerings:

Academic ProgramAge RequirementMax Student to Teacher RatioProgram HoursDays of Week Options
Twos18 months by 9/1/1910-29:00 – 11:30MWF, TTH, M – F
Young Threes2.5 years by 9/1/1910-29:00 – 11:30MWF, TTH, M – F
Nursery School: Threes*Age 3 by 9/1/1914-29:00 – 12:00M – TH
Nursery School: Young Fours*Age 3.7 months by 9/1/1914-29:00 – 12:00M – TH
Pre-Kindergarten (full or half-day)Age 4 by 9/1/1914-2Half-day: 9:00 – 12:00
Full-day: 9:00 – 3:00
M – F
Kindergarten Enrichment* (AM or PM)Age 4.9 months by 9/1/1915-2AM: 9:00 – 12:00
PM: 12:00 – 3:00
M – TH
Full-day KindergartenAge 5 by 9/1/1915-29:00 – 3:00M – F
Speech/LanguageAge 3 by 9/1/19 to age 510-31:00 – 3:00M/W
*please note that all 4-day programs have the option to add a Friday enrichment program.

St. David’s Episcopal Day School is pleased to offer lunch bunch, enrichment clubs, early drop-off care beginning at 8:00 a.m. and after-school activities from 3:00 through 5:30 p.m.

Our Enrichment Programs*

Preschool Friday Club – 9:00 to 12:00

Kindergarten Friday Club – 9:00 to 12:00

Our Friday Clubs incorporate literacy, math, and science skills through art, movement, dramatic play, and outdoor learning activities.

*please note, you do not have to be enrolled in another program to attend these enrichment programs.

 

Our Facility

St. David’s Episcopal Day School is housed in the newly renovated Knewstub Building which is located on the historic St. David’s Church 39-acre property. Our picturesque landscape provides the backdrop for learning in an authentic, naturalistic environment. Within our school’s building, we house large classrooms for our programs, a library, lunch room, learning support classroom, and a large atrium space for extracurricular activities and indoor play. Outside, children can build gross motor skills on our new state-of-the-art playground equipment.

 

School Uniform

All clothing above the waist should include the SDEDS logo. Students in our twos program may wear SDEDS t-shirts. Uniforms can be purchased online from Anchors Aweigh.

Girls

Blue or white long or short-sleeved polo shirts

Khaki or navy skorts, jumpers, skirts, shorts and khaki pants

Blue or white tights

Blue or white short socks

Blue sweatshirt or sweater

Tennis shoes (white, navy, gray, brown)

 

 

 

Boys

Blue or white, long or short- sleeved polo

Blue or white turtleneck

Khaki shorts or long pants

Blue or white short socks

Blue sweatshirt or sweater

Tennis shoes (white, navy, gray, brown)

 

 

 

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

St. David’s Episcopal Day School does not discriminate in the administration of educational programs, admission, financial aid, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, ethnic or national origin (including limited English proficiency), sexual orientation, ancestry, or citizenship.