Special EDS Traditions

Sound to Sea

Sound to Sea is a non-profit educational service for public and private school youth, their teachers and other supervising adults. The program is sponsored by Trinity Center, a camp and conference center owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. Trinity Center developed Sound to Sea as an earth stewardship outreach ministry. The classes and hands-on activities appeal to students from a wide range of capabilities and backgrounds.

Awesome Autumn

Celebrating autumn at Episcopal Day School is special for many reasons, including the simple beauty of the season on our campus. If asked, however, current students and alumni would most likely say that autumn at EDS is special because of Awesome Autumn. The Parish Hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church is transformed into a place of mystery and merriment as students wear their favorite costumes and enjoy food, games, and treats. This event is enjoyed by students, parents, teachers, alumni, Emmanuel parishioners, and friends in the community.

International Day

In order to learn about their place in the world, students research and explore the local community as well as North Carolina state history. Our teachers also create interactive opportunities for students to learn about their importance in our diverse, global community. One of the most popular events is our yearly celebration of
International Day, an Episcopal Day School tradition. On this magical day, the culmination of weeks of study, campus is transformed into the honorary country. Students are “transported” to the country via passports and travel bags. During the day, they are immersed in a new culture and custom, watch performances and demonstrations, sample ethnic foods, participate in music or dance lessons, and participate in activities and crafts unique to that particular country. Episcopal Day School children have traveled their way through Australia, Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, South Africa, and England, to name a few.