An Episcopal school, and especially St. Nicholas, provides a sound and thorough educational program. Children are directed towards a life of learning, leadership, and service. The Episcopal educational tradition emphasizes love and respect for all humans, moral integrity, spiritual growth, compassion, and responsibility. Our students mature as good stewards of the world and as good neighbors of all souls in need. Without question, St. Nicholas students know they are beloved children of God.
The Rev. Janice Robbins, Chaplain Emeritus
AN EPISCOPAL SCHOOL IS COMPREHENSIVE AND INCLUSIVE.
St. Nicholas does not discriminate by race, gender, creed or national origin; rather, we value the diversity of our community because we believe we are strengthened by unique and various perspectives. Therefore, we encourage and model tolerance for the beliefs and traditions of others. Most importantly, we give thanks and praise for our shared humanity as God’s children.
THE UNITY OF AN EPISCOPAL SCHOOL IS BASED ON RITE AND TRADITION.
The heart of any Episcopal school chapel program has to do with the practice, not the theology. A familiar structure provides both comfort and predictability as well as the space for wonder and curiosity. Students look forward to the various customs and responsibilities associated with chapel, as well as beloved traditions in their classrooms and cottages throughout the school year.
AN EPISCOPAL SCHOOL VALUES REASON AS A WAY TO TRUE UNDERSTANDING.
At St. Nicholas, we cultivate a lifelong love of learning. Because of our multi-modal approach, students develop critical thinking skills and a growth mindset. Whether in the garden or their cottage, on the nature trail or in the classroom, St. Nicholas students are engaged, challenged and supported.
AN EPISCOPAL SCHOOL HAS A CONCERN FOR THE WELL BEING OF SOCIETY.
At St. Nicholas, we help children understand that they are part of a bigger picture. In age appropriate ways, our students learn of the struggles and concerns of others, and how their actions and responses can make an impact. Empathy and generosity are fostered through chapel messages, collections and service learning opportunities. As a result, students learn to use their talents and resources to create change and build community.
AN EPISCOPAL SCHOOL IS FOUNDED ON LOVE.
At St. Nicholas, we walk the way of love. Our love for one another, for our value as children of God, and for each of our unique gifts is the foundation of a St. Nicholas education. Students have a strong sense of belonging because they are part of a community where they are known, seen and accepted. In such a rich and nourishing environment, the love of learning truly takes root.