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St. Andrew's Episcopal School

10033 River Rd
Potomac, MD 20854-4902

(301) 983-5200


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Mission Statement

St. Francis Episcopal Day School is a parish school whose primary purpose is to provide an excellent educational program for preschool and elementary students. The school cultivates intelligence while engaging heart and spirit. St. Francis Episcopal Day School educates the whole child in the context of the Christian story encouraging students to live healthy and productive lives.

Core Values

St. Francis Episcopal Day School:

Embraces a Christian presence and identity in a parish setting.
-- We believe that the end or purpose of education is the glory of God. We seek gently to assist children to pursue their place in the Christian story.

Educates for excellence.
-- We see each child as a gift of God having a dignity to be respected and prized. We instill a love of learning through use of a curriculum deft about developmental stages and diverse learning styles.

Supports a dedicated and outstanding faculty.
-- We value excellent teaching. We make central to our purpose the development and support of our faculty and the quality of their relationships with children and parents.

Fosters significant family commitment in an atmosphere of mutual regard and respect.
-- We promote parental involvement. Families are integral members of our community, and are vital to nurturing the spiritual, intellectual and physical growth of our students.

Provides a secure, caring environment where children and adults may experience a joy and belonging.
-- We encourage students to incline their hearts to whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise. We assume that certain attitudes are really true, and others really false, to the kind of thing the universe is and the kind of things human beings are.

Excerpted from the preschool's website