Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to the Grace Episcopal Day School website!
Entering its 57th year, Grace Episcopal Day School has a deep commitment to academic excellence, diversity of thought, inclusion, and creativity. Our 11-acre campus in Kensington, MD provides opportunities to delight in nature, with a nature trail, a playing field, playgrounds, and hundreds of trees a few steps from the school building.
In 1960, the early founders of Grace, members of Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, were called to create a mission of education that would serve children from the diverse community of the greater Washington, DC area. They believed that an excellent and moral education could and should be accessible to everyone, and so they sought to establish this special community. Today, the early vision of our founders and the inclusion of many still speak to us at Grace. We believe that we are all better individuals because we are part of a diverse and inclusive whole. As we prepare our students for a life in a complex and ever-changing world, we believe that our diversity is a key component to a more just and peaceful society. As an Episcopal School, we believe that speaking to the hearts of our students further enriches their minds.
Our devoted faculty inspire their students to create a life that includes a strong sense of oneself, a willingness to seek more knowledge and understanding, and a commitment to the service of others. They create a rich and engaging academic environment that asks students to think and stretch their minds further than they thought possible. And they love their students. This desire to see their students grow combined with a strong ethic of care makes for a truly wonderful learning environment.
We hope you will take some time to learn more about us as you explore our website. We would love to give you an up close look at what makes our community so inviting. Make sure you visit the admission section of this site to learn about how you can schedule a tour or information session. We look forward to welcoming you to Grace!
Jennifer S. Danish
Head of School