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Our Episcopal Identity

School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

Calendar

Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition
all day
Various locations throughout the state

In 1961, the Arkansas Arts Center hosted the first statewide Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition to ensure learning, inspiration, and creative expression. Now in its sixth decade, this annual children's art exhibition showcases artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the state. Hundreds of works in a variety of media are juried by a professional panel and a chief juror selects a "Best of Class" and two "Honorable Mentions" for each grade. Monetary awards are provided to each winner's school. Each year, selections from the exhibition travel to schools and other venues throughout the state as part of the Arkansas Arts Center's State Services program.

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MS/US Dining Hall

Two admissions officers from Vanderbilt University will be on campus presenting information to interested students, parents, and counselors.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until approximately 8:30 p.m.

Summer & Back to School Resources

Beginning May 29, 2018, through August 3, Episcopal Collegiate School administrative and business offices will observe the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, and Fridays, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm noon. Regular school hours of 7:45 am to 4:30 pm will resume on Monday, August 6, 2018. Have a great summer and we look forward to welcoming you back!

TEXTBOOKS

If you require assistance ordering books, or have a question with your order, call Follett’s customer service line at 877-827-2665. Follett accepts returns on books 30 days from your order date or 30 days from the start of classes, whichever is later. See their website for additional information.

Supplies

Lower School
The School will provide all supplies for Lower School students on the first day of school.

Middle School
We are pleased to offer you a service that will take the hassle out of buying your children’s back-to-school supplies this fall. ClassBundl will package your teacher’s school supply lists and deliver them to your home.

Place your order today or anytime over the summer.

•You may place your order online by using this link: Order Link

•Customize your order by using the Quantity and Remove tabs

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Middle school planners/agendas will be included as part of the supply packs for all 6th grade students. They will be distributed in advisory the first week of school and billed directly to FACTS ($5).

Planners/agendas for 7th and 8th graders will be available in the Wildcat Warehouse, Episcopal's onsite store located in the Auxiliary Gymnasium

Summer Reading

Orientations

LOWER SCHOOL

  • K-5: Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 am, Erwin Hall
  • PK3-PK4: Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Hussman Dining Hall

MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 13, 2018

  • New 7/8th Grade Student Orientation, 12:00-3:30 pm, Erwin Library
  • 7/8th Grade Locker Setup Social, 2:30-3:00 pm
  • New 7/8 Grade Parent Orientation, 12:00-1:30 pm, Erwin Library

August 14, 2018, Dawson Dining Hall

  • All 6th Grade Student Orientation, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • 6th Grade Locker Setup Social, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

UPPER SCHOOL

  • 9th Grade Trip, August 10-13th
  • 10th – 12th Grade New Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Gordon Conference Room

First Day

K-12th Grades: Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

PK3 and PK4: Monday, August 20, 2018

Uniforms & Dress Code

All dress uniforms and daily wear clothing must be purchased through The Toggery or the school’s used uniform inventory. Follow the links below to review the dress code guidelines.

Lower School Dress Code

Middle and Upper School Dress Code

The Toggery would like to offer two promotions for Episcopal Collegiate families. Please make sure you let them know about the special offers.

1. June 1st-August 31st, they are offering $5 off any pair of uniform shoes.

2. All uniform pieces for the month of June will receive 10% off.


Carpool & Transportation

Carpool information will be discussed during your child’s orientation and can also be found in the Episcopal Community Handbook under Transportation Policies.

All automobiles transporting students must be registered and display an Episcopal Collegiate automobile sticker. Other vehicles should receive a visitor’s pass. The school reserves the right to limit student automobiles for reasons of parking space and safety. Licensed students are permitted to drive automobiles and motorcycles to school. To have the privilege of driving any motorized vehicle, the student must complete a registration form provided by the school and receive a parking permit. Please refer to the Upper School handbook for more information regarding student vehicle parking and carpool information.

Vehicle Registration Form

Lunch

Episcopal Collegiate School's dining program is managed by SAGE Dining Services. Participation in the program for the 2018-2019 school year is optional. Students will be enrolled in the program by default and families must notify the school if they elect for a student not to participate.A student may opt out of the program by providing written or email notification to Angela Deloney in the business office adeloney@episcopalcollegiate.org

Students not participating in the program should bring a lunch each day. Those meals are required to adhere to the following set of expectations:

  • Parents are asked to provide well-balanced and nutritious lunches.
  • Meals must be brought in a lunch box /sack lunch format.
  • No glass containers or metal knives are allowed in lunch sacks or lunch boxes.
  • No sodas should be included with lunch. Bottled water or juices are suggested
  • Meals should be brought by the student when they come to school in the morning.

The lunch program is an all-inclusive, all you can eat program. Numerous menu options are available each day, with an emphasis on the availability of healthy options. Students that participate in the lunch program will have the monthly fee billed to their family’s account through FACTS. Charges for any breakfast items purchased will also be charged to the account and billed on a monthly basis.

Lunch Program Costs

Lunch Menus

Breakfast is available each day that school is in session from 7 am to 7:45 am, and is an a la carte program. The family FACTS account will be charged based on what is purchased each day.

After Care

After school care is available for all early childhood, lower, and middle school students until 6 p.m. In Episcopal's after school care, children in grades PK3 through 5 enjoy snacks, free time, and planned activities oriented to their grade level. Activities may include crafts, games, dramatic play, songs, and outside play.

Wildcat Club After School care is available Monday through Friday, beginning at school dismissal and ending at 6 p.m. The program runs throughout the school year, beginning on the first day of school.

For students in 6th grade and up, a supervised study hall is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Follow this link for the Wildcat Club Fee Schedule. For more information about the Wildcat Club, please contact Director Rettina Olive at rolive@epsicopalcollegiate.org or call 501.804.6649.

Handbooks

The Episcopal Collegiate Community Handbooks (one for Lower School and one for Middle and Upper Schools) contain a wealth of information, and will answer many questions families may have about school policies and procedures. Information about dress codes, behavioral expectations, etc. are all contained in the handbooks.

2017-2018 Lower School Community Handbook.

2017-2018 Middle and Upper School Community Handbook.


Contact Us

Head of School
Dr. David Perkinson
dperkinson@episcopalcollegiate.org

Head of Lower School
Cole Lester
clester@episcopalcollegiate.org

Assistant Head of Lower School
Catherine Schuhmacher
cschuhmacher@episcopalcollegiate.org

Head of Middle School
Dr. Chuck McCormick
cmcormick@episcopalcollegiate.org

Director of Athletics
Davario Hardy
dhardy@episcopalcollegiate.org

Head of Upper School
Troy Urquhart turquhart@episcopalcollegiate.org

Director of Finance and Operations
Tom Charlton
tcharlton@episcopalcollegiate.org

Director of Innovation and Technology
Don Stalls
dstalls@episcopalcollegiate.org

Director of Student Support Services
Catherine Radtke
cradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org

Lower School Admissions
Mary Jane Briggs
501.372.1194, ext. 2306
mjbriggs@episcopalcollegiate.org

Advancement and Middle/Upper School Admissions
Matt Radtke
501.978.4420
mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org

Student Billing
Angela Deloney
501.372.1194, ext. 2405
adeloney@episcopalcollegiate.org

After Care
Rettina Olive Hill
501.372.1194, ext.2308
rolive@episcopalcollegiate.org

Registrar
Julie Fitz
501.372.1194, ext. 2461 jfitz@episcopalcollegiate.org

College Counseling
Tricia Davis
501.372.1194, ext. 2509
tdavis@episcopalcollegiate.org

School Nurse
Lenna Hopkins
501.372.1194, ext. 2304
lhopkins@episcopalcollegiate.org

Lower School Office
Tonya Thomas
501.372.1194, ext. 2301
tthomas@episcopalcollegiate.org

Middle School Office
Jan Britt
501.372.1194, ext. 2464
jbritt@episcopalcollegiate.org

Upper School Office
Robyn Steppig
501.372.1194, ext. 2400 rsteppig@episcopalcollegiate.org