Our Mission

The Episcopal Day School is a mission of the Church of the Good Shepherd and exists to guide children to discover their place in God’s world for lives of wisdom, love, and service. Informed by a Christian perspective, we offer an education that attends to the nurturing and development of the whole child, so that each may form a sure foundation for life.


Episcopal Day School was founded in 1944 by the Church of the Good Shepherd as a Christian kindergarten and childcare resource for Augusta mothers working in the war effort. In 1962, EDS was the first area school to integrate a decade before court-ordered desegregation. From 1972 to 1988, EDS offered prekindergarten through seventh grades. In 1988, a Middle School was established with the addition of an eighth grade.

Today, as a co-educational day school, EDS serves three-year-olds through eighth grade. Its goal is to provide an excellent education, within a Christian environment, that will help students to be academically prepared, intellectually curious, socially responsible, and spiritually aware as they enter high school.

Our beautiful Walton Way campus is as familiar to many Augustans as the Church of the Good Shepherd, whose grounds and values we share.

We believe…

  • Each person is uniquely created in the image of God and we are called to recognize, respect, and honor the freedom and dignity of every person.
  • The school, the family, and their faith community are called to work in partnership to encourage all children to discover their God-given gifts.
  • Children learn and develop in many ways, and we are called to creatively nurture the growth of each child in heart, mind, body, and soul as we pursue excellence in academics.
  • Differences are part of God’s creative plan, and we are called to grow into that truth as a school community that seeks to embrace racial, economic, and religious diversity.
  • With Jesus Christ as our center, and by his grace, we may all live lives of wisdom, love, and service for God’s glory.