Pre-Kindergarten: St. Paul's Pre-Kindergarten is the first formal school experience for some children. The philosophy of the program is to form positive attitudes and habits to insure a smooth transition from a home or preschool environment to a school and classroom environment. This goal is accomplished through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that integrates a variety of subjects and skills necessary for the academic, social, physical and emotional growth and development of the four and five year old.
Kindergarten: St. Paul’s Kindergarten program is committed to teaching the whole child. The philosophy is to provide intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth experiences so that a child can develop a positive self-concept and enjoy learning. This program builds on the foundation established in students’ Pre-Kindergarten, preschool and home experiences. The program goal is to build a strong foundation for further learning by developing increased responsibility and independent decision-making, basic work habits, and appropriate social interactions.
First Grade: The philosophy of the St. Paul’s First Grade classroom is to provide an environment that generates a desire to learn and motivates students to be productive by providing a wide variety of activities that enhance instruction. In a nurturing and encouraging classroom environment, teachers strive to stimulate each child to reach an individual mastery level of first grade skills.
Second Grade: Second graders are encouraged to work to their maximum potential and are actively involved in the learning process. Second grade begins a year of increased independence and responsibility. Confidence in these life-long skills encourages students to become engaged in a number of learning opportunities. In a classroom environment that is both challenging and nurturing, students are met with a year of growth, change and academic rigor as they prepare for the transition to third grade.
Third Grade: Third grade is a year of transition, growth, and maturation. Third graders are introduced to more complex concepts and are expected to meet higher academic expectations. Teachers use varied teaching methods to motivate positive learning experiences. These methods are designed to form a firm foundation to ensure skills of creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Fourth Grade: Fourth grade is a year of responsibility, organization, and preparedness. Fourth graders begin to assume more responsibility for their learning, both at school and at home. Organizational study skills are emphasized through daily work, projects, and long term assignments. As students move toward assuming increased responsibility for their learning, they gain the confidence and preparedness necessary to succeed in middle school.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School Middle School provides students with a supportive environment as they experience this remarkable time of growth where they may explore and develop their own intellectual, creative, and physical abilities while bring a part of a safe community rooted in the Episcopal identity. The middle school college preparatory curriculum is rigorous but as middle school educators, the goal is to help equip the students with an essential framework for success with a commitment to character, integrity, and respect.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School Upper School offers students a vast array of opportunities to develop and showcase their talents and skills represented in the four pillars of the school: academics, spirituality, arts, and athletics. The upper school curriculum is a four-year college preparatory experience that stresses academic rigor, critical thinking, the importance of writing in all disciplines, commitment to serving others, all in a safe Christian environment rooted in the Episcopal identity.