Why St. Philip's?
St. Philip’s is a small, close-knit community by design. We value the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and this begins with our earliest learners. Our students, faculty, and staff aspire to ongoing growth and development. A St. Philip’s education is grounded in leadership skills, intellectual prowess and a commitment to developing character and kindness. St. Philip’s graduates are well-rounded young scholars who are welcomed into the finest middle schools in the area.
The St. Philip’s academic program builds a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. The School aims to encourage the natural curiosity of children and to foster a genuine love of learning. We provide children with the tools, methods, and strategies necessary for the acquisition of knowledge. Teachers at St. Philip’s foster in each student a sense of wonder, an insatiable curiosity, and the ability to think critically and problem solve as they learn.
Since its beginning in 1953, St. Philip’s has been committed to the education of the whole person, including the moral and spiritual development of its students. The Episcopal ethos is fully integrated into the School’s practices and daily life through weekly chapel services, Sacred Studies, and community service and outreach programs. Clear standards of loving and responsible behavior are embedded in the culture of the School. This shows in the ways that adults and children treat one another both on and off campus.
Parents as Partners
We consider parents our partners in our efforts to educate each child intellectually, physically and spiritually. St. Philip’s provides a wide range of opportunities for families to become involved in the school lives of their children. We encourage parents to engage in meaningful ways with St. Philip’s students throughout their child’s tenure at St. Philip’s. Below are just some of the ways for parents to partner with the School:
• Read a story to Early Childhood students
• Serve as a room parent
• Chair a School Home Association (SHA) committee
• Chaperone a trip
For more information on these opportunities, please visit the SHA page.