- Love - Lead.
Inspiring curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a
caring Christian community.
Episcopal Day School
in Tampa, Florida
is an independent, coeducational parish day school, providing a
Christian environment for the intellectual and personal growth of
students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
Located on eight acres, the school, established in 1953 and rebuilt in 2001, is housed in a
2-story building consisting of 30 classrooms, 7 administrative
offices, a conference room, teacher work area and lounge, a health
room, 2 science labs, art room, music room, video production studio,
2 computer labs, a media center containing over 15,000 volumes and a
full court gymnasium. A
multipurpose court, two playgrounds, a soccer field, and
St. Mary's Church
where we gather for chapel
assemblies, complete the scope of our parish
(view campus photos)
St. Mary's Hall is our home for performing arts as well as an
event center for our Parish and the greater community. Our
Tampa location affords many opportunities for enrichment trips to
the Performing Arts Center, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the Florida
Aquarium, to name just a few.
St. Mary's is a co-ed school, Pre-K through 8th grade, with 450 students
on campus. Most students live within a five mile radius. However,
students also come from Lutz,
Odessa, Valrico, and Riverview.
Accreditation: FCIS accreditation was renewed in 2012-2013 for five years. St. Mary's
also maintains FKC accreditation.
2013-2014: $11,700. Financial Aid is available.
School Day: The school day is from
8:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Supervision for early arrivals begins at
After School Care is available from
p.m. on a drop-in basis. Children may do their homework, play
outside or in the gym. Snacks and drinks are provided. Students are supervised by experienced adult staff assisted by teenage
counselors, often St. Mary's graduates.
Calendar: Our 2013-14 calendar will
be published soon.
St. Mary's offers a rigorous curriculum, designed to
challenge students academically. We strive to prepare students to
succeed in school and in life by instilling a love of learning and a
sense of personal accomplishment.
Enrichment: All students receive instruction in Art, Music, Spanish,
Computer Library, Religion, and Physical Education. Latin is offered
in the Middle
School. Eighth graders receive instruction from the headmaster
in public speaking. This transforms students into confident speakers
and culminates with
our annual presentation of the Speech Extravaganza.
Arts: St. Mary's is proud of its visual and performing arts departments.
by St. Mary's students graces the office and common
areas. Musical productions staged by children of various grade
levels enrich our community. 8th grade
musicals are eagerly anticipated. St. Mary's Hall provides a professional stage
and venue for assemblies, presentations, and performances. Individually and working together, the
teachers providing arts enrichment for the children of St. Mary's do
an outstanding job.
Competitive athletics are offered in 6th - 8th grades. All Middle
School students are invited to participate, and typically, 95-98% of
Middle School students are involved in St. Mary's organized
competitive sports. Students may participate in Boys' Soccer, Girls'
Soccer, Girls' Volleyball, Girls' and Boys' Cross Country, Boys' and
Girls' Basketball, Girls' and Boys' Track and Field, Girls'
Softball, Boys' Baseball, Cheerleading, and Boys' and Girls'
Tennis. Intramural sports include flag football, golf, and lacrosse. More information about Athletics can be found on the
St. Mary's enjoys
a close-knit family community. The partnership between
our dedicated parents and the school is strong and positive. From
coordinating outreach ministries and supporting the faculty,
to organizing large and small fundraising events,
St. Mary's Parents' Association plays a vital role in campus life.
community gathers on Monday and Wednesday mornings for chapel
services with Father Kahl. Parents are welcome to join their child for chapel. During
Eucharist, the congregation enjoys music provided by Chorus, the
Children's Choir, and our Praise Band .
Assemblies are held in St.
Mary's Hall on the
first and third Friday of every month at 2:15. Students receive awards and
participate in presentations and performances.
invited to all
may be purchased through our catered lunch service or brought from home.
Each student packs a daily snack for the morning break.
Every grade level
participates in a variety of field trips. As students mature, the
outings emphasize team building and exploration related to the
academic curriculum. These trips to Dayspring, Sea Camp in
Big Pine Key, and Washington, D. C., to name a few, encourage
class comradery and personal development. More information can be
found on the
Over 250 computers and a campus-wide network connect all classrooms
and administrative offices. This allows universal access to the
"Accelerated Reader" and "Understanding Math" programs as well as
the Internet and e-mail. St. Mary's uses an Intranet
called First Class. All faculty, staff, parents, and students have
accounts and are able to communicate from any location with internet
access. Morning announcements, produced and anchored entirely by
students, are broadcast daily from St. Mary's
Studio. St. Mary's also creates online photo albums so parents can
enjoy and order candid pictures from campus life, special events, and field trips.
Each classroom is
equipped with at least 4 computers, a ceiling mounted projector,
a VCR, SMART Boards, and cable television. In addition, each teacher
has a laptop
computer connected to the projector and used as a teaching
are two computer labs used for technology instruction and these are
also available for any teacher to work on whole class projects.
49 Faculty - 27 with advanced degrees
5 Administrative Staff
St. Mary's Summer Saints Camp,
sports camps, art camp, cooking
camp, academic camps, and more.
There is an active
Association for our 1,000+ graduates. St. Mary's graduates
attend various secondary schools and colleges.
School choices of recent 8th grade classes include:
Jesuit High School
Academy of the Holy Names
H.B. Plant High School
International Baccalaureate Programs
Tampa Catholic High School
choices of our graduating classes include:
University of Virginia
Southern Methodist University
University of Florida
Florida State University
The University of the South (Sewanee)
University of Alabama
University of Pennsylvania
U.S. Air Force Academy
UNC Chapel Hill
University of Michigan
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (BAAIS)
Elementary Schools Head's Association (ESHA)
National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Tuition Aid Data Services