About CES


Welcome to Coast Episcopal School in Long Beach, Mississippi! We look forward to sharing our unique world with you.

At Coast Episcopal School (CES), we believe in giving every student opportunity for growth in a loving, supportive setting. In our nurturing community, students safely explore, take risks, face challenges and celebrate each other’s successes.

Since 1950, CES has offered a quality education in a loving, Christian environment. Serving more than 200 students in three academic divisions (18-months through 6th grade), Coast Episcopal is a school where every child has a voice. Small, personalized classes where students are known and loved are vital to our students’ success. No child is left out of discussions, hands-on projects, or play time. 

And each student has the opportunity to perform, to lead, and to participate in a variety of enrichment classes.

Coast Episcopal also seeks to educate the heart as well as the mind. As an Episcopal school, students’ spiritual growth remains an important part of our mission, working to inspire good citizenship, service to God and community, and love and respect for self and others. And although CES has a strong Episcopal identity, we educate children of many faiths.

As you work to find the right place for your child, please take the time to visit our campus and learn more about this very special place that we call home…We know you will quickly see and sense what it means to be “Coast.”

Our Mission

Coast Episcopal School is dedicated to a life-long love of learning by developing the whole child, mind, body and spirit and providing a joyful, unique, and nurturing Judeo-Christian community that inspires its students to imagine and create a better world.

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert M. Hutchins

Our Philosophy

  • We are firmly committed to the idea that learning and growing flourish in an atmosphere of mutual tolerance, an openness to new thoughts, and respectfulness of everyone’s freedom to share and question new ideas.
  • We seek to teach our students to think logically and creatively, to read perceptively, to write coherently, to speak with force and clarity, to listen effectively, and to learn by questioning, observing and investigating.
  • We encourage and foster interest in the arts and the development of aesthetic values.
  • We strive to impart a continuing interest in learning, a spirit of respect for others, a sense of community, responsibility, and a deeper understanding of ourselves in God’s world.