Welcome to Beaches Episcopal SchoolWith ideal class sizes, a nurturing environment and accredited curriculum, Beaches Episcopal School is one of Jacksonville, The Beaches and Ponte Vedra’s finest independent elementary schools.
For over 65 years, Beaches Episcopal School has provided the Jacksonville beaches area with a wholesome, stimulating, educational environment for children in PreK3 through sixth grade. Our strong academic curriculum is enhanced by outstanding enrichment classes in fine arts, Christian Education, Spanish, and Physical Education. These programs provide outlets for discovery and creativity, as well as give each student an opportunity for success.
For questions and to schedule a visit, please contact Ashley Davis, Director of Admissions, at (904) 246-2466 ext. 137.
Beaches Episcopal School welcomes all students to apply for admission regardless of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, or ethnic origin.
Admissions Open HousesJoin us for one of our informative Admissions Open Houses. Enjoy a personal campus tour and refreshments, and hear from administrative staff, teachers, and parents. Contact Ashley Davis at (904) 246-2466 ext. 137 or by email at email@example.com to RSVP for one of these events or to schedule a campus tour more conducive to your schedule.
Admissions Open House Dates
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Important Admissions DatesJanuary 31, 2020: First round application deadline
January - February: Student visitation and testing
February 27, 2020: First round decision letters mailed
January - August: Applications submitted after January 30th will be evaluated on a rolling basis as spaces become available.
BES Merging with Episcopal School of Jacksonville in July 2020, What That Means for Prospective Families
FAQs about the BES-ESJ MergerEpiscopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) and Beaches Episcopal School (BES) announced in December of 2018 that the two schools will become one on July 1, 2020. In 2020, BES will become Episcopal School of Jacksonville, a PreK3 - Grade 6 school operating on the St. Paul’s by-the-Sea campus, and ESJ will assume operations. Students applying to BES for the 2020-2021 school year will be applying through the BES website and upon admission and enrollment, sign a continuous enrollment contract with ESJ.
Following in the spirit of the schools’ founders and in the pursuit of fulfilling their missions, both Episcopal and BES remain committed to serving students and helping them to reach their full potential while pursuing a life of leadership and purpose. In 2020, as we go forward as one school, we know that this mission will only be further strengthened as we build on more than one hundred combined years of academic excellence.
The merger was approved by the Diocese of Florida, St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, BES and ESJ. Both schools believe this combination advances the passion and commitment each school has to quality education, which benefits our students and families, as well as the faculty and staff, and the greater Jacksonville community. The schools will share additional details about the merger as they are confirmed throughout the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office on either campus.