ESD's Mission and Legacy
LEGACY: Father Swann Discusses Founding ESD
THE FOUNDING TENETS
The Founding Tenets of The Episcopal School of Dallas were created simultaneously with the original Mission Statement. These Tenets provide the structure that enables the faculty, staff, and students to work and study in a faith-centered environment.
Nurturing a spiritual relationship with God through the use of the Book of Common Prayer within the context of a pluralistic and diverse student and faculty population.
Experiencing mutual trust, respect, and honor while preserving individual identity, uniqueness of thought and personality.
ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
Preparing students for actions which promote the common good through the study of religious and moral paradigms of history and contemporary thought.
Actualizing the advancement of the common good through acts of mercy and renewal here and within the larger community. Daily worship, experiences in community, and studies in ethical decision making prepare members of this community for service to others, the highest manifestation of God’s presence in our lives.
The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. The School develops the unique talent and potential in each student and embraces sound learning, discipline, and faith as essential elements of an educated conscience.
Students learn best through the active pursuit of knowledge and the relevant application of that knowledge. We believe this is best achieved in a community that fosters critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, personal responsibility, and intellectual risk-taking in a safe and open environment. ESD educators endeavor to guide students through inquiry-based, real-world learning experiences that yield enduring understanding and encourage students to become life-long learners in an ever-changing global society.