Started in 1954 as St. Christopher's Day School, GES celebrates 65 years as an institutiton of excellence in education, and since 2009, Grace School has been under the leadership of Dr. Beth Ricks. Serving first as Director of Curriculum and then as Head of School, the past 11 years have been ones of tremendous growth. In the past decade, GES has proven to be an educaitonal leader in innovative thought and practice in Northeast Louisiana.
A cornerstone of the historic Monroe Garden District, Grace Episcopal Church and School is steeped in the rich traditions of this community. We enjoy a close relationship that includes school worship, religious formation and study, and social justice. Led by the Rector of Grace Church, Fr. Don Smith, and assisted by Deacon Bette Kauffman, we participate weekly in school worship services that are creative, inclusive, and a regular part of school life. Every Wednesday morning, we have a school-wide Eucharist service which provides one of the many avenues for our church and school to come together as family. Students also attend weekly religion classes that are meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate. Although we teach Christian traditions, dialogue is fostered and encourages with other faith traditions.
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At Grace Yellow House and Grace Episcopal School, our mission is to educate the hearts and minds of young people. Our Early Childhood Program is designed to engage the youngest learners socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually through developmentally appropriate practices rich in social connections, language, literacy, math and disciplinary content such as music, art and religion. Students enter Grace Yellow House where they begin to navigate friendships by sharing materials, taking turns and taking perspectives of others' ideas. Cognitive skills are developed through investigation and exploration, and early exposure to numbers, letters and sounds. The students' education advances at Grace School when in PK 3, certified teachers continue to provide materials and activities that develop literacy, numeracy, and scientific thinking.