Dear ESD Families and Friends,
When you walk into the Study Commons through the east-facing entrance of the School House on our Merrell Road Campus, you will find a plaque that reads:
“Youth passes so quickly but the temper of mind and spirit forged during these years must serve a lifetime."
That plaque, dated 1982, dedicates the school house building and is a reminder of the generosity of the many individuals, families, and foundations who were instrumental in establishing The Episcopal School of Dallas. It is also a reminder of the importance of the faculty and staff members, past and present, who have devoted their professional lives to our students and ESD’s Mission.
Building on our school’s bold legacy of leadership, ESD today is robust and vibrant, a premier center of learning. Implementation of our strategic plan, ESD Tomorrow, advances as we imbue our students with the habits of mind and strength of character essential to leading exemplary lives in a future world currently unknown. Our fortitude radiates from our commitment to our Mission, Founding Tenets, Episcopal Identity, and ever-present hallmarks of an ESD education: academic excellence and rigor, a strong sense of community, understanding of self, and faith-informed foundation of values. The Episcopal School of Dallas is steadfast in its vision: to ignite lives of purpose.
We present to you the 2014-15 Annual Report, detailing sound fiscal practices as well as representative accomplishments. For the first time, our presentation is largely online. It includes a student-produced video celebrating the impact of an ESD education, donor lists, and an honor roll of donors who have supported ESD for 5 or 10 plus consecutive years.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and School Leadership, thank you to the many parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, volunteers, faculty and staff, students, benefactors, and community members who sustain The Episcopal School of Dallas. Through this partnership and your generosity, ESD will continue to prepare lives that will go out from the classroom, reach out to the community, and stand out in the world.
With gratitude and purpose,
Laura B. Boeckman
Meredyth M. Cole