About St. David’s Episcopal Day School

St. David’s Episcopal Day School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, is a coeducational, private, independent school located on the Main Line in Wayne. In September of 2018, St. David’s Episcopal Day School will open its doors to children ages 2 through Kindergarten, with the plan to grow through 4th grade by the year 2022.

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 and playful activities, 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.

Our Curriculum
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.

2018-2019 Programs and School Hours:

2-day Twos – 9:00 to 11:00 (T/TH)

3-day Nursery School – 9:00 to 11:30 (M/W/F)

5-day Pre-Kindergarten – 9:00 to 11:30

5-day Transitional Kindergarten – 9:00 to 1:30

5-day Kindergarten – 9:00 to 1:30

To learn more about the growth of our school in upcoming years, please read our strategic plan.

St. David’s Episcopal Day School is pleased to offer lunch bunch, afternoon enrichment programs, before-school care and extended day offerings through 5:30. Please view our enrichment clubs page to learn more.

Our Enrichments Programs*

Spanish Immersion (ages 2 to 4) – 9:00 to 11:30 (T/TH)

“Mom’s Morning Out” (ages 2 to 4) – 9:00 to 11:00 (W)

*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 five large classrooms for our programs, a library, lunch room, academic support classroom, and a large atrium space for extracurricular activities and indoor play. In our lower level, we have a dedicated classroom for art, Spanish and specialized enrichment programming. Outside, children can build gross motor skills on our new state-of-the-art playground equipment and explore God’s creations in our nature learning center.

School Uniform

ECH Dress Code (2s and 3s) The toddler dress code should be comfortable and allow for independence with taking clothes off and on. In keeping with school spirit, you may wish to stay with the colors of navy, white, and khaki.

Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten Daily Uniform: (all clothing above the waist should include the SDEDS logo)

 

Girls

Blue or white long or short-sleeved polo shirts

Blue or white turtleneck

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

Blue or white tights

Blue or white short socks

Blue sweatshirt or sweater

Blue biker shorts (under jumpers only)

Tennis shoes (white, navy, black, gray)

Shirts or blouses must be tucked in (2s/3s exempt)

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, black, gray)

Shirts must be tucked in (2s/3s exempt)

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, religion, marital status, socio-economic status, disability, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, or citizenship.