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"I am eager to return to a school with a faith-based approach to educating the whole child and to preserving its identity as an Episcopal institution. Having attended Sewanee and worked at St. Albans in Washington, DC, I feel as though Episcopalians have gotten education “right.” While the intellectual, physical, and emotional growth of a student is central, the spiritual component cannot be ignored as we prepare students not simply for the demands of the university, but also for the larger ethical considerations of citizenry."

List of 2 news stories.

  • To the CCES Community | New beginnings

    David Padilla
    Dear Members of the CCES Community,

    Nearly two weeks ago, I sent an introductory letter along with the plan for reopening CCES for the 2020-2021 school year. In that letter, I noted that I would never have anticipated my initial communication with you to be dealing with matters of such unusual and grave importance. As they say, however, “It is what it is.” Today, as I officially assume my role as the ninth Head of School for CCES, I’m writing a different kind of letter.
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  • New Head of School Announcement

    Cary Weekes
    Dear CCES Community,
    With great enthusiasm, I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint David Padilla as the ninth Head of School for CCES beginning in July of 2020.

    David’s appointment marks the end of a seven-month, international search process during which the Search Committee met several exceptional candidates. In a highly competitive field, David’s passion for independent school education, energy for the pursuit of excellence, and curiosity for learning made him the clear choice. Throughout the process the search team pursued candidates who embodied the values that are at the core of CCES:  Character, Community, Excellence, and Service.  We also sought candidates who possessed attributes recommended by our community and characteristics that make CCES special: educating the whole child through our Episcopal Identity, a passion for athletics and the arts, the commitment to creating an inclusive community, nurturing a committed and caring faculty, and academic excellence.
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"While at Baylor I have been fortunate to be on the front lines in redefining and reaffirming school culture, staking out the best position in the market, placing the core mission—academics—at the center, refining our identity as a boarding school, and ensuring our financial sustainability, affordability, and accessibility."

"I fully appreciate that success in any school hinges on cultivating relationships, focusing on fiscal responsibility, maintaining clear lines of communication, and ensuring a secure foundation for future generations."
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.