Face of Private Schools
Episcopal Collegiate School
James “Jamie” H. Griffin, Head of School
Founded in 1998, Episcopal Collegiate School is a PK3-12 independent, college preparatory, co-ed day school of 775 students from over 37 ZIP codes in Central Arkansas. Rooted in the Episcopal tradition and affirming of all faiths and beliefs, the school strives to develop in its students respect for all persons, reverence of God and a sense of moral responsibility through deep ties to its community and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of its students. The School offers a challenging college preparatory program including 19 AP courses plus course offerings beyond the AP level and has ensured continued learning even throughout the course of the pandemic, with a consistent five-day learning schedule, and an average classroom size of 16. 100 percent of the class of 2020 was admitted to four-year colleges and 86 percent of those students received scholarships averaging more than $46,000 per student. With commitment to students being the pinnacle of Episcopal’s operations, the School provided over $1.3 million in need-based financial aid to qualifying families during the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, there are a limited number of academic scholarships available each year for deserving students through the Stephens Scholars program.
Jamie Griffin is the Head of Episcopal Collegiate School, effective July 1, 2021, where his wife and two children will join him in relocating from Nashville, Tenn., to Little Rock. “Education is the ultimate people business, and human beings are challenging and complicated,” Griffin says. “Unlocking the potential of students and working to create the conditions in which they can flourish requires thoughtful and coordinated interventions by everyone connected to the learning process.” Griffin believes wholeheartedly that he is fulfilling his life’s purpose in education. He considers himself a lifelong learner and will be earning a Doctorate of Education in K-12 Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University Peabody College in May, 2021.
For more information on Episcopal Collegiate or Jamie, please head to https://www.episcopalcollegiate.org/about-episcopal/meet-our-new-head-of-school
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