A Hidden Gem in the Memorial Area- Holy Spirit Episcopal School

Holy Spirit Episcopal School is a hidden gem. The school is nestled in the lush, green, Memorial area, around the corner from Memorial Middle School. I had the pleasure of meeting the new Director of Admissions, Ross Purdy. He is passionate about the school he has been a part of for a few years. I was impressed with what I saw in the short amount of time I was on campus. I met the Interim Head of School and both the Lower and Middle School division heads casually in the halls. So many times, Heads are behind closed doors and inaccessible, and it was refreshing to see the leadership take an active role in walking the hallways and greeting guests. I was able to talk with the science teacher who told me that Lower School students come to the lab weekly for dedicated science experiments. This was great to hear as the lab is a fully stocked middle school lab. What an opportunity for young students! I also got to speak with the art teacher, who was busy displaying colorful third grade artwork in the hallway. HSES offers many unique programs, including the outdoor school where field trips and out of town trips are thoughtfully planned around school curriculum, a dedicated piano class in a piano lab, robotics, a soccer academy during PE, and social-emotional intelligence learning. Students start the day with a morning meeting where they focus on connecting with each other and with their teachers. HSES students represent 32 countries worldwide, and 90% of the community is non-Episcopalian. The school serves students EC through 8th grade, and students graduate and matriculate into the best private and public schools in the city. I have placed a few HSES graduates into high schools in the past few years, and I have been impressed with the students I have worked with. If you are looking for a place where your child will be known and feel loved, please consider Holy Spirit Episcopal School.