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Trinity Episcopal Day School

321 Highway 61 South
Natchez, MS 39120

Phone:
(601) 442-5424

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Trinity Episcopal Day School's philosophy is rooted in three assumptions that are collectively held by our community: the assertion that Christ should be the model for all that we strive to accomplish; an affirmation of holistic learning, which is geared toward solving real-world problems; and a deep regard for integrity predicated on Christian ethics and social responsibility.
Our first assumption that Christ should be the model for all we strive to accomplish is seminal to our being an Episcopal school, but it is also fundamental to our entire program. Accordingly, teachers should be nurturing role models as well as instructors; students should accept their responsibility for learning; athletes should focus as much on sportsmanship as on winning; and
the culture of the community should reflect respect for the individual based on the belief that we are created in the image and likeness of God.
We believe that a rigorous liberal arts curriculum is the best preparation for college and for life. Though the primary purpose of Trinity Episcopal Day School is academic, our program also addresses the development of the whole child: the physical, creative, emotional, ethical, and spiritual dimensions. We endorse small classes where each child's learning style can be addressed, and we respect teacher autonomy within a thoughtfully sequenced preschool through
twelfth grade program. However, our program is student-centered because we believe that our students should be active participants in their own education, and that we should make creative demands of them. The program is designed to imbue students with the spirit of inquiry that will stay with them all of their lives. While we want our students to be independent and discerning learners, we also would like them to be team learners as well. Above all, we want our students to
be able to apply their skills to the new, the unknown, and the unpredictable. In this way, learning can lead to creative solutions to life's challenges.
Our final assumption is as deeply held as the others, for we believe that character is more important than courses; that integrity, not knowledge, is the measure of one's worth; and that virtue is more vital to society than expertise. Accordingly, we place a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and on knowing ourselves better than we know facts, for we believe that is the way to foster intelligent, ethical citizenship."
Excerpted from the preschool's website