Set in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Beaches Episcopal School is a special place of learning where students from the beaches community and beyond are set on a trajectory of success and significance. Nestled in a safe, vibrant, neighborhood four blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, students are given endless avenues to learn, love, and lead. From McCormick Hall, with its classrooms and courtyard, to Hope Hall, which houses enrichments and the state-of-the-art climbing wall, to Hixon Field, an outdoor space which includes playgrounds for lower and upper school, an artificial turf playing field, and a basketball court, students at BES are afforded every opportunity to move and grow in mind and heart.


Located only four blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the school's spacious learning spaces open into a spacious courtyard in McCormick Hall, providing an intimate, warm environment where students can build friendships and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. Most classrooms in PreK3 through sixth grade are equipped with SMARTBoards. In addition to a media center/library which contains thousands of books and Apple computers, our technology also includes iPads, portable laptop carts, a laser cutter, and a 3D Printer! Fifth and sixth-grade students receive an iPad to keep as part of their tuition payment.

McCormick Hall

McCormick Hall is the school's upper school building and contains PreK3 through sixth grade classrooms, as well as the new IDEAStudio. In the center of the building is an intimate courtyard which allows students to learn together in a welcoming outdoor setting. Every Friday, the student body comes together in the courtyard for a Flag Ceremony. This event is a wonderful opportunity to honor our country, reinforce our school's mission, celebrate birthdays and athletic accomplishments, and hear what is happening in every grade level.

Hope Hall

Completed in 2012, this building houses many of the school's enrichment offerings (Movement, Art, and Music). The Movement Room allows students to play indoor active games and features a state-of-the-art rock climbing wall. The art studio, which also includes a separate kiln room, provides plenty of room for students to create and see their finished works displayed. The music room features a built-in riser for practicing choral songs and many instruments for students to practice and enhance their musical abilities.

Hixon Field

Located behind McCormick Hall, this incredible outdoor space consists of a basketball court, artificial turf playing field with running track, state-of-the-art playground, and natural grass field with soccer goals. This area is used for Physical Education classes, after-school activities, recess, and other community-building activities throughout the year, including the Fall Festival, Boosterthon Fun Run, and Challenge Day.

St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

As an outreach of St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Beaches Episcopal School utilizes the sanctuary for numerous events and has a close relationship with its clergy and parishioners. From the weekly chapel services to Blessing of the Pets to the Lessons and Carols Service, students and faculty feel a spiritual connection to the church. The Episcopal tradition within education is well-documented, and we are proud of this relationship as students grow in mind and heart