Student Life


Leadership Opportunities



Participate in Outdoor Education, Starting in Pre-K


Community Service Hours completed by the Class of 2024


Students attend daily chapel


Extracurricular and Leadership Opportunities

Admission Ambassadors

The Ambassadors help welcome prospective families and guests to campus and represent The Episcopal School of Dallas as needed. Ambassadors help with admission events, tours, and more and are an integral part of ESD’s Character and Leadership Development programming.


Class Officers

Students hold class elections each year for Class Officers, who represent student interests to faculty.


WORX Internship Program

The ESD WORX Internship Program provides qualified students opportunities for personal development, career awareness, life-skills mentoring, and invaluable exposure to fields of interest.

Worx Program

Honor Council

Honor Council is a student-led group designed to uphold our Code of Conduct: Honor, Respect, Integrity. 

The group is comprised of an elected, representative body of students whose purpose is to sit in judgment of their peers in matters involving honor code violations. The Council's job in these situations is to make sure the accused student has a fair, just, and proper hearing and then to determine guilt or innocence. In cases of guilt it is the job of the Council to issue a recommendation in accordance with the disciplinary policy of the school.


Lower School Clubs (ESD+)

Lower school before and after school programs, and extended day, are part of ESD+. 

ESD+ Programs

Program offerings have included:

  • Boy Scouts
  • Brownies/Girl Scouts
  • Chess
  • DeSign Squad (Engineering)
  • Girls on the Run
  • Hand Bell Club
  • Marathon Kids
  • Math Olympiads
  • Piano Instruction
  • Sports Fellowship
  • Singers (Fourth Grade)
  • Strings Club
  • What If Lab

Middle School Clubs (ESD+)

Middle school before and after school programs, and extended day, are part of ESD+. 

ESD+ Programs

Program offerings have included:

  • Advanced Strings
  • Ambassadors
  • Best Friends Animal Society/World Wildlife Club
  • Book Club
  • Commercial Dance
  • Community Service Club
  • Developing Strings
  • Diversity and Belonging Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Film Club
  • Fishing Club
  • French Club
  • Honors Choir
  • Honors Dance
  • Introduction to Strings
  • Knitting Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Minecraft
  • Robotics (7/8)
  • Science Club
  • Speech and Debate
  • Student Council
  • Youth and Government


Student Council

Student Council is a group of elected members that advocate for student voices, provide assistance in school affairs and activities, and encourage relationships between students, faculty, and administration. Both middle and upper school have a student council.

In upper school, this club also leads Town Hall meetings; disburses funding for other clubs; and plans student events like Homecoming, Student Body Week, and the freshman retreat in partnership with SMU students.


Student Publications

Itinerary, literary magazine

The Eagle Edition, newspaper


Upper School Clubs

On average, there are 60 upper school clubs each year, providing an extraordinary number of leadership opportunities for our students. Clubs range from academics to special interests.

  • Animal Welfare Club
  • Art Club
  • Asian Student Union
  • Baking Club
  • BEST Robotics
  • BSU
  • Business Club
  • Car Club
  • Chess Club
  • Climate Change Awareness Club
  • Conservative Student Union
  • Data Science / AI
  • Diversity Council/Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Awareness
  • ExLibris
  • Fashion
  • Film 
  • Fishing
  • French 
  • Guitar Club
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Club (IHUM)
  • Itinerary/Aquillae
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Latin Club
  • Latinos Unidos 
  • Magic Club
  • Math Team
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Mock Trial
  • Muslim Student Union
  • National English Honors Society
  • Photography Club
  • Physics Club
  • Plant Club
  • Political Science Club
  • Positive Paws
  • Progressive Student Union
  • Psychology Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Religious Diversity and Inclusion
  • Research Club
  • Slam Poetry Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spectrum
  • Speech and Debate
  • Spirit Club
  • Student Managed Investment Fund Club
  • Student Wellness Club
  • Tabletop Club
  • Tech Innovation Club
  • The Sustainability Club
  • Voting Registration Club
  • Women's Studies Org.
  • World Affairs Club
  • World Languages and Cultures Club
  • Youth In Government


Vestry is a group of student leaders who collaborate with the Senior Chaplain in planning, organizing and leading the upper school chapel program, honoring ESD's Episcopal Identity and making time in daily worship relevant and engaging.


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Traditions & Events

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