Mission & Philosophy 2016-10-12T12:54:50+00:00

Mission & Philosophy

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Our Mission

The Mission at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to educate the whole child, intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially by providing challenging academics in a nurturing Christian environment where faculty, staff and parents are in partnership.

Our Philosophy

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School exists to give a sound academic education within a Christian environment for children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one through five. Children of all faiths are accepted, respected and taught to appreciate themselves and each other.

St. Andrew’s provides an atmosphere conducive to the social, mental, physical and spiritual development of the students. In such an atmosphere, cooperation, curiosity, creativity and responsibility can flourish. The curriculum is planned to prepare children to become responsible, well-informed citizens in our complex and rapidly changing society. In addition, it fosters an appreciation and a better understanding of our cultural heritage and a commitment to American democracy.

A close relationship among the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, parents, church and community undergirds the curriculum. Each of these factors is recognized as an essential part of every child’s individual development.

St. Andrew’s seeks to instill in its students the recognition that education is a lifelong and rewarding process.

Statement of Inclusion

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is committed to embracing and promoting diversity among our students, faculty, staff, administration and Trustees. St. Andrew’s curriculum provides our students with varied learning experiences that celebrate the diversity of our society. To this end, our school is a community leader in producing students who are lifelong learners, critical thinkers and open-minded citizens. In addition, all applicants are considered for admission without regard to gender, race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Objectives of the School

1. To give students an opportunity to worship and develop a greater awareness of God, and to grow in their own personal faith through daily Chapel.
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To provide a classroom atmosphere that encourages a sense of caring and mutual respect among students as well as between teachers and students.
3. To increase the sense of dignity, self-worth and confidence within each student.
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To foster within each student a system of values and attitudes including objectivity, open-mindedness, honesty and an appreciation for cultural diversity.
5. To assist the student in acquiring knowledge and understanding through a carefully planned curriculum utilizing a variety of instructional methods, materials, resources and media.
6. To develop in each student the study skills, communication skills and critical thinking skills necessary for 21st century learning.
7. To cultivate each student’s talents, abilities, interests and creativity through art, music, foreign language, physical education, and technology.
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To utilize educational opportunities provided by parents, teachers, and the surrounding community.
9. To keep the ratio of teacher to student low so that care, attention and instruction can be given to meet each child’s needs.
10. To encourage a sense of concern and responsibility for the environment and community.
11. To develop in all students an enthusiasm for school and learning.
12. To form a partnership with parents through various school activities so together we can ensure student success.

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