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) 898-3261, ext. 180
DaySchool Watermens Museum


Day School to reopen in Fall 2021

Over the past 11 months, the Grace Day School board has met several times to assess how to best navigate through the Covid pandemic.  Student, family and staff safety; availability of staff; the physical arrangement of our classrooms; financial viability and many more items have been weighed and vetted carefully in each meeting and phase of the pandemic. In their January meeting, the Board voted not to open Grace Day School for the rest of this school year.   

We do anticipate holding registration for the 2021-2022 school year in mid- to late-February.  A schedule of enrollment fees and dates will be sent to all current Day School families as soon as they are approved by our board and posted here on our website, as well. There will be priority registration for current students/families first, and any fees from this year can be rolled into the new registration. Open registration will follow for new students/families. Current families who would like a refund of 2020/2021 fees at this time should send their typed request to Bob Frady at

We miss you all very much.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Our email address is

Jean Grinnell, co-director      Paula Kempton, co-director

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 2021

Watch this space for our 2021/22 registration, which we expect to open to the general public in late February or early March. Click here to see last year's registration form.

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. Watch a short video about the life of Grace Day School by clicking here.

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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