Our Philosophy at the Saint Andrew's Day School:
The St. Andrew's Day School is an outreach of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Our mission is to teach all children that they are unique and loved by God. Through lessons, song and prayer, our children will learn about Jesus and how he teaches us to care for each other with both love and respect. We have parents that attended the St. Andrew's Day School when they were little and are now bringing their own children back to us to continue the tradition of building solid foundations for life through faith.
Our teachers and children go to Chapel twice a week and meet with Father Harold, Pastor Ronnie and/or Mr. Chris. Not only do our children love the music and experience, but they learn about Jesus through Bible stories and how each one of us is special in the sight of God. We are laying a foundation of faith on which we can continue to build upon throughout the rest of the week.
We are nurturers as well as teachers, and we understand that each child is unique. Our teachers all have child development backgrounds and have all been at St. Andrews many years helping us cultivate the wealth of resources, talent, knowledge and experience that we draw from daily while your children are with us. Our goal is to send each one of our children to kindergarten feeling self-confident, and capable in their skills so that they can condfidently work with others and promote good citizenship along with respect for authority. We also hope, and pray, that we have laid a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Christian Teaching Fundamentals:
As part of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, we teach the children about Jesus and the wonders of God's world with a focus on how we are to live and treat others. Either Father Harold or Pastor Ronnie meets with the children two times per week to teach Christian songs, school prayers and Bible stories. Every morning at 8:45am, the classes gather with Mr. Chris to raise the flag and say the pledge of allegiance. We also take this opportunity to sing some Bible songs concluding at 9am. The children all absolutely love Mr. Chris and his guitar. Be sure to see Mr. Chris, he performs at the 10am service at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church every Sunday, we invite you to join us there as well.
To provide an environment for the childern to learn about themselves and the world that God has created.
To help each child grow in self-esteem and self-confidence through treating themselves and the others around them with respect and positive reinforcement.
To prepare each child to leave the Saint Andrew's Day School cognitively and socially prepared for elementary school.