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Our School



  • To promote respect and love of God and country

  • To foster a joy for learning

  • To help each child build an awareness of self and a positive self-image

  • To encourage a sense of learning and discovery through play

  • To help each child learn to be accepting of others, to share and to interact socially with peers and adults

  • To allow children to experience differences in cultures through interaction with others

  • To help each child develop a sense of responsibility, practice self-control and become independent

  • To develop the child’s gross and fine motor skills

  • To encourage language and listening skills

  • To provide for a successful preschool experience

  • To build a foundation for future learning


Parish Day School was established as part of the Eastern Shore Chapel in 1962.  Our center is the first Level 5 rating received in the city of Virginia Beach for Virginia Quality.

As a NAEYC-accredited child care and preschool, we focus on the spiritual, social, physical, emotional and cognitive development of the children in our care. We take pride in the nurturing of quality care and the development of our employees. Our school and the church want your child to grow and develop so they transition to kindergarten ready to be successful for years to come.


Parish Day School is committed to serving the freshest, most natural food possible.  Our kitchen manager, Angie Melick, works hard to ensure that your child is  being served allergen-free food in the correct, age-appropriate portions, from the USDA specified food groups, that the children will find delicious!  This can be a difficult task, but we have had great success with our recent menus!  Please click under News to find this month's menu.

Our Church Home

The Eastern Shore Chapel has a rich heritage of outreach to children since the establishment of Parish Day School.


Today,  the Eastern Shore Chapel’s educational outreach component is multi-faceted, with various programs available to enrich the lives of children and families in the parish and community.

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