Welcome to STES
Learning is a lifetime process. Growth in learning is unique to each child. Children learn through a variety of instructional methods and through the modeling of the behaviors of those who are important to them. They must learn to view success as well as disappointment as opportunities for growth rather than as measures of their worth.
The unique role of STES is to prepare students in the context of a Christian community of love and concern, to achieve academically, to develop moral values, and to interact in a socially acceptable manner. St. Thomas Episcopal has a responsibility to this community to provide properly trained and experienced teachers and staff who demonstrate genuine love and respect for children and who are flexible in using a variety of materials and methods in meeting the individual needs of those children.
Beginning at 18 months old, our academic philosophy is a “whole child” approach. Our early childhood program is based upon children’s interests, past experiences, and developmental levels. Classrooms are divided into learning centers (i.e. blocks, art, reading, dramatic play, manipulatives for games, science, and math). This allows the child to explore, create, experiment, and discover. The centers provide many opportunities for the child to practice new skills and to make choices and decisions within a framework of cooperative responsibility. This will ensure that each child is successful, enjoys learning, and takes pride in his/her accomplishments. Centers also allow for more individualized instruction which is at the heart of our early childhood program.
Watching the growth within each child is a daily blessing as the Head of School. The learning opportunities along with developmentally appropriate activities provide memories and learning connections in all classes.
Come by our campus to visit and experience the community that is St. Thomas Episcopal School.
Head of School
Full day 8am - 2:45pm
Half day 8am -11:45am
Extended Care till 5:30pm
3 Day Option is Tues, Wed, Thurs
5 day Option can be full or half days
Child's age as of Sept. 1st groups the classrooms
Same students typically stay grouped from August to May