Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers an exemplary education for infants through grade eight that develops the whole child while achieving academic excellence in a dynamic faith-based environment.
HSES provides a nurturing classroom environment and a consistent level of academic excellence in curriculum and instruction in each of the school’s divisions. Your child will receive age-appropriate programs for interactive learning in all areas with distinct benefits:
- A low student-to-teacher ratio.
- Highly-qualified and experienced faculty.
- A creative thinking and experiential classroom environment.
- Essential life and social skills, including community service opportunities.
- Foreign language instruction three years old through grade eight.
- Research-based math and science curricula.
- Chapel services combined with Christian Education designed for children of all ages.
- Integrated language arts and vocabulary development.
- Open communication between parents and staff.
VALUES IN ACTION
Love — Love in action at HSES is seen in service projects such as packing food for Blessings in a Backpack. Additionally, we frequently pray for each other. Another example is love shown through character demonstrated by kind acts that are congruent with the Responsive Classroom and Conscious Discipline programs. These practices and others consistently create a caring community where members love and support one another in many ways.
Respect — The value of respect is encouraged through a variety of practices such as honoring diversity through community events including International Day, Lunar New Year Dancers, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, and the study of Spanish from P3 through eighth grade. An emphasis on teaching respect is inherent in the school’s global awareness activities, such as student mission work in Costa Rica, and the discussion of global issues in the classroom. The school also encourages respect through the development of leadership from classroom jobs in Early Childhood to Student Council and the National Junior Honor Society in Middle School.
Wonder — Wonder is part of academic excellence and includes exploring creativity and developing talents through fine arts, engaging in the curriculum through a variety of methods and modalities, using differentiated instruction, and the fostering of a growth-oriented faculty that attends professional development and shares knowledge both inside and outside the school.
Explore — Exploration as a value is associated with an exemplary education that encourages lifelong learning. Through Ecolink excursions students challenge themselves and learn resilience as well as an appreciation for the natural world. Students of all ages explore and develop their skills and talents through fine arts, youth sports, athletics, gardening, and afterschool enrichment classes. Holy Spirit values open-ended, hands-on learning opportunities that encourage students to explore on a daily basis.
Believe — This value is manifested through Episcopal traditions and a faith-based foundation in an environment where Chapel is celebrated for all ages, infants through grade eight. Chapel buddies, student participation in worship as acolytes and readers, as well as prayer and participation in religious traditions and holidays also reflect this value.
PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE
HSES graduates are...
- Compassionate and inclusive.
- Stewards of God's creation.
- Inquisitive problem-solvers.
- Creative risk-takers.
- Resilient and determined.