Grace Episcopal Church Day School


Since 1955, Grace Episcopal Day School has operated as a ministry of historic Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Virginia. This Christian-based, religiously exempt weekday education program provides a wholesome, stable atmosphere conducive to learning.
Using loving care and guidance, we strive to enrich each child's life through age-appropriate activities that enhance their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical development. We are committed to making our students' preschool years positive learning experiences that prepare them for elementary education.  Currently we have five classrooms with a total capacity of 60 students.  All staff members are required to complete yearly health screenings, background checks, and comprehensive mandatory training for the protection of children and youth.  In addition, the facility carries public liability insurance.
You will learn more about Grace Episcopal Day School through the following links:
We also invite you to contact us for more information, including tours and classroom observations.
Mailing Address:
Grace Episcopal Day School
P.O. Box 123
Yorktown, VA 23690
Street Address:
Grace Episcopal Day School
111 Church Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 898-7520
DaySchool Watermens Museum


2020/2021 School Year delayed to January

The pandemic has postponed the start of the Day School's 65th year until January. Our Day School Board has made this decision with a heavy heart but with the best interests of families and staff in mind. We intend to follow state and federal health guidelines. An updated Grace Covid Plan and Operating Procedure will be available prior to opening.

Also, due to the pandemic we have decided not to enroll a two-year-old class; similarly, we have canceled our kindergarten class for the 2020/21 school year. 

A testimonial from a Day School parent

 "My family was lucky enough to discover Grace Day School two years ago.  We were casually affiliated with another church with a preschool program but the schedule, the reasonable cost, and the teachers at Grace sold us! Our son has learned more than I ever expected from a three-hour program.  He has created lovely artwork I will treasure as he grows older, and we have made our closest family friends through the school  There is a reason they have been in operation for 60 years, both parents and children alike love Grace Day School."  ~Christine Bearden

   Registration Information for Fall 2020

Click here to download a 2020-21 registration form. Registration will open to the general public on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Click here for a school calendar from the 2019/20 academic year as an example of what we do at Grace Day School. We will post a new calendar when we are back to school.

For enrollment information, please contact:

Jean Grinnell or Paula Kempton, Co-Directors, at (757) 898-3261

or by email at



Day School 2013 Graduation

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