Since its beginning in 1953, St. Philip’s has been committed to the moral and spiritual development of its students and to the education of the whole person. As an Episcopal school, its mission is not merely to educate students in the traditional sense but to also embrace the value and values of the Episcopal Faith. The Christian ethos is fully integrated into the School’s practices and daily life through weekly chapel service and chapel chats, Sacred Studies, and community service and outreach programs. Embedded in the culture of the School are clearly defined standards of loving and responsible behavior that are highlighted in themes explored in Chapel, the School’s Character Education Program, and in the ways that adults and children respect and treat one another.
It is in this context that the appreciation of the dignity and worth of every member of the community are nurtured.
- St. Philip’s consistently seeks to develop and to challenge its students in a loving and supportive environment.
- The School provides a rigorous, traditional academic program and produces young scholars who excel in reading, mathematics, and science.
- St. Philip’s low student/teacher ratio allows faculty to provide each student with the individual, personalized attention necessary to meet his or her unique needs. Teachers are dedicated to the formation of the whole child.
- Teachers seek to awaken in the child a sense of self as a significant, creative and responsible individual.
- St. Philip’s programs stress intellectual, aesthetic and physical development; social involvement, accountability, and moral and spiritual understanding in a God-centered community.
- Students develop confidence and poise as young public speakers, thespians, artists and musicians through the School’s wide variety of co-curricular opportunities.