Ribbon Cutting, Speaker Series, and Free Kids Concert: Save the Dates!


After months of planning, construction and anticipation, St. David’s Episcopal Day School (SDEDS) will mark its official debut into the Main Line community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. at 765 South Valley Forge Road in Wayne. Families and community members will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours of the newly renovated building, learn more about the school’s programs and curriculum, and enjoy refreshments. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public

“We couldn’t be more excited to share this important milestone with the community as we gear up to welcome our first students for the 2018-2019 academic year,” says Dr. Marissa Kiepert Truong, head of school at SDEDS. “Our newly renovated building, situated on 39 acres of the beautiful, historic grounds of St. David’s Episcopal Church, provides the perfect setting for children to learn and thrive.”

“We are very proud of our new Day School,” adds Brooke Choate, M.A., director of academic support. “Our curriculum truly is unique — with small student-to-teacher ratios, a whole-child approach to learning and programming that is grounded in Christian values, emphasizing character development and spiritual growth.”



Parents on the Main Line looking for advice on important topics related to their children will have the opportunity to hear from local experts at St. David’s Episcopal Day School’s (SDEDS) upcoming Speaker Series. The series will take place throughout the month of November at the school located at 765 South Valley Forge Road in Wayne, and will feature four local experts on the topics of sleep, speech, behavior and literacy. The parents-only events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

“Our Speaker Series is a fun and informative way to gather local parents for advice and community,” says Dr. Marissa Kiepert Truong, head of school at SDEDS. “As educators, we’re constantly getting questions from parents related to speech, literacy, behavior, and even sleep. We’re happy to provide this resource for area families, and show off our beautiful, newly renovated building in the process.”

The Speaker Series schedule is as follows. Each event will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m

• Thursday, November 2: Eileen Krieg, Speech & Language Pathologist, Kidmunicate – “Speech & Language Development in Children Ages 18 Months-5 Years

• Thursday, November 9: Erica Desper, Certified Sleep Consultant, Confident Parenting – “Why Won’t My Child Sleep?

• Thursday, November 16: Emily McLean, Licensed Professional Counselor, Center for Psychological Services – “Changing Behavior Without Tears

• Wednesday, November 29: Deborah Lynam, AIM Institute for Learning & Research – “Becoming a Reader: The Building Blocks” 

“As any parent can attest, parenting can be challenging at times,” adds Brooke Choate, M.A., director of academic support. “Hopefully those that attend will find these sessions helpful and informative, and find support among other families with similar concerns.”

FREE INTERACTIVE CONCERT FOR FAMILIESAn interactive concert featuring Songs for Seeds on Saturday, November 18 at 12 p.m. is also planned!