Mission and Philosophy
SEEK TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE AND EXCELLENCE;
LIVE BY FAITH, COMPASSION AND INTEGRITY.
Our school’s philosophical beliefs are rooted in our historic relationship with Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and its Anglican traditions. These roots help us define the institutional and educational practices that support our goal of helping each member of our community achieve individual excellence. We believe every member of the community is essential to our school. We are all learners who strive to deepen our knowledge and to share what we have learned with others. We extend ourselves to encourage and support each other in the pursuit of the goals set forth in the school’s mission. We believe the goals of education are to sharpen the mind, ennoble the spirit, and challenge the body. We inspire and educate so that students can achieve their best in academic, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular endeavors. We teach students to question, consider, test, evaluate, and then question again, as we lead them to confront the moral and intellectual challenges of the modern world and embrace lives of learning. We believe it is our community's responsibility to stress strength of character in all areas of school life. We expect all members of the community to respect others, be responsible, treasure integrity, and to live with honor. We believe in the importance of spiritual growth. We provide opportunities for the community to come together for worship and for individuals to pursue their personal faith journeys. We believe in inclusiveness. We support diversity as an integral aspect of educational excellence that enriches the experiences of all. We respect diversity in race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, sexual orientation, and gender. We believe in serving others. We strive to create a better and more peaceful world through lives of service and compassion.