St. George's Episcopal Church opened a parish elementary school in September 2010 with its first group of 14 full-day kindergarten and first grade students in an ungraded setting. The school expanded in 2011 to add an additional class and in 2012 includes second grade curriculum. The program offers a strong inquiry-based academic curriculum in a nurturing environment. Based on individual assessments, the teachers tailor instruction to match each child's needs. With two certified teachers for each class, students learn at their own pace and level within a community of learners.
Four unique qualities of this school are:
- Small class size ensures individual attention.
- Teachers focus on teaching each child, not the grade level.
- All curriculum materials and instruction are based on research and best practice. Teachers have the freedom to create more than 75% of the curricular materials to match their students' needs;
- Teachers deliberately seek to create a nurturing learning community where each child feels respected and encouraged to grow.
Episcopal Schools have a strong tradition of welcoming students from all faith traditions into an education that values intellectual discipline, reason, and wonder. Students learn to govern themselves, live in community, and prepare for a life of purpose. St. George's school offers a weekly Chapel service in which the Rector shares stories from the Bible and Christian values through songs, mini-plays, and prayers. St. George's School enjoys access to the Church's unique secluded four-acre field and forest area behind the school. This offers an ideal outdoor science lab for inquiry-based learning as well as a variety of physical education options.