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Virginia Beach, VA
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"Enriching young children since 1966 with our learning through play curriculum!"

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5181 Singleton Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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(757) 499-7393
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 29, 2015
My son thrived at Emmanuel! The teachers and director, Karen, truly love each child and go above and beyond to make sure they are having a fun time while learning. I was shocked that my son learned all his upper and lower case letters and sounds by the end of the year! We had Miss Loyd and will miss her so much! All the teachers work together and are top notch! I think I toured every school in the hampton roads area and had a bad experience at a different preschool when he was 3. My only regret is I didn't find Emmanuel when he was 3 and have him in there sooner! My other son will definitely be going to Emmanuel!

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July 29, 2015
We love Emmanuel! The teachers and director go above and beyond to teach the children how to learn through play! They have so many fun activities daily to keep the children interested in learning. I was shocked my son learned how to write all his upper and lower case letters and the sounds they make! He learned so much about how to treat his friends and about God! I had a bad experience at another preschool and was emailing the director daily. When I switched to Emmanuel I didn't have to email the director one time or have any problems at all. It's nice taking your child somewhere you have no worries...and that says a lot because I'm a worrier! I was just going to enroll him in one summer camp but he ended up having so much fun in the first we did all four! I can't say enough good things about Emmanuel ' s teachers and director! We will miss everyone!

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October 22, 2014
Best preschool ever! My children have thrived here. I love the learn-through-play philosophy, and the teachers work so well with the students.

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September 16, 2014
Emmanuel Episcopal Day School gave my daughter the foundation for a love of learning. They encouraged knowledge and growth in the Christian faith. She attended as a 4 year old Pre-K student and finished the school year more than prepared to attend kindergarten and as a result, sending her to kindergarten was a seamless transition. The teachers and staff are impeccable. I never worried about leaving her in their safe and capable hands. I look forward to the day that my youngest child enrolls at EEDS.

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June 24, 2014
I absolutely love this school! From the first day I walked in to tour with my then 2 year old, I knew it was the school for us. My daughter is now 4, and has enjoyed 2 years of of excellent classroom teaching, Spanish, Music and Computer programs along with extra curricular dance offered through the Starz Program . The class sizes are small and personal attention is given to each child and their needs, whether they be social, emotional or educational. The staff knows each child by name and seem genuinely happy to be there. I have never met a parent whose child attended that did not love EEDS and its family of teachers. I enthusiastically I recommend it to anyone I know that is looking for an affordable quality preschool education. We are relocating out of the area, and one of the things I will miss the most is Emmanuel Episcopal Day School and everyone there.

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May 06, 2014
This PreSchool Is Truly A Hidden gem! It Has Been Literally Been Around For Generations. And You Will Never Find A Parent Who Has Experienced The School That Will Have AnyThing But Positive Reviews! The Learn Through Play Curriculum Is Integral To Its Continuous Success in preparing Kids For Kindegarten. The Class Sizes Are Small, Spanish, Computer Lab, Field Trips, And So Much Interactive Learning! The Kids Truly Love It And Develop Wonderfully Close Ties With Their Teachers. The Environment Is Incredibly Caring And Supportive. Watching My Child And Her classmates Grow Through This Program Is Inspiring. I Can't Wait For My Two Year Old To Start And Become Part Of The EEDS Family.

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April 03, 2014
Emmanuel is a great school for preparing preschoolers for kindergarten with creative, hands-on experiences -- just the way that they learn. Small classes provide individual attention in a positive, caring atmosphere. The director and teachers are energetic and highly motivated; the clergy also are very involved with chapel time. Extras include computers, Spanish and field trips. I've been involved with the Day School Commission, which oversees the school, and have observed the school's operations from an administrative viewpoint.

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January 07, 2014
My daughter attended as a 3 and then 4 year old, and my son has attended as a 2, 3, and currently a 4 year old. We have had nothing but great experiences, and we are sad that our youngest is graduating to Kindergarten soon. Very warm and loving environment. The new teachers are fantastic, and we have been very happy with the new Director. Always recommend this school to our friends with young children. Takes a bit of practice to understand the new traffic pattern since the City of VB changed the path of Princess Anne Road, but well worth the inconvenience. Safe place, love that they installed the fencing to the new road.

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April 28, 2013
My oldest child attended EEDS for two years, as a 3 year old and a 4 year old. Overall we were very pleased with the school and its curriculum. Ms. Sessions and Mrs. Walker were fantastic teachers. My child was eager to learn and they really fostered that and encouraged his progress. He grew socially as well and became more independent and less nervous in new situations. They offer Spanish, music and computers which I liked, although my child was fairly unimpressed and didn't speak about unless I specifically asked. I deducted one star because I did feel like some of the communication from the director (or her assistant) was confusing or vague, although she is very nice and approachable. We are not church members, but did not feel like we were treated any differently than those who were and felt that the religious instruction for the children was age appropriate and never made us feel pressured or uncomfortable. EEDS is a good school with warm and active teachers and parents. I would definitely recommend anyone take a tour and check it out!

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August 13, 2010
I love this school......The environment is friendly, the teachers are loving and friendly, the director is friendly. The kids are like a family with each other. There are 2 -5 years olds here and it feels like home and family as soon as you walk in. Come and see for yourself if you want a great school for your little one

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January 25, 2010
Such a wonderfu school with such warm and caring teachers!!!! They really take the time to get to know every student and parent!

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February 24, 2009
I would recommend this school with some reservations. Our time there did not end well but it was mostly a great year! We felt (and others later echoed) that there was a lot of favoritism shown to certain children/families. However, the curriculum is great and I have nothing bad to say about the class experience itself. It is an adorable facility.

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January 20, 2009
I am a parent that drives about 8 - 10 miles to come to this school. We love it. It feels like home the minute you set your feet in the school. Each child is greeted by the teacher individually. We love it!!!

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January 11, 2009
Great school, great teachers, very loving environment. Small classrooms only 10 to a class. The director is so kind. I wouldn't have my child in any other school. We used to go to Bellamy Manor where there are 18 kids in a class and the rooms are much smaller and to much pressure there. I highly recommend Emmanuel Epicsopal Day School.

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Emmanuel Episcopal Day School
5181 Singleton Way, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
(757) 499-7393
Last modified Emmanuel Episcopal Day School is a Private school that serves grade PK
Emmanuel Episcopal Day School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top