At a Glance

School Profile

Year Founded:  1950
School type: Private Independent Episcopal School
Student to Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1

Programs Available:
  • Early Childhood: 18 months – PreK
  • Elementary School: TK – 6th Grade
Accreditations
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) 

Academics

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Science Lab, History, Social Studies, Religion, Library, Art, Music, and Physical Education

Science Lab

Our science lab program gives students the opportunity to see their science lessons come to life with hands on experiments and projects.

Field Trips

We are able to incorporate numerous field trips into the curriculum at all age levels culminating in overnight trips to Jackson, Mississippi in the 4th grade, Camp McDowell in 5th grade, the Appalachian Trail in the 6th grade.

Presentations/Performance

We believe that students benefit from public speaking and performance. Our small size allows classes to make frequent presentations.

Library

Our library program figures very prominently into our school curriculum at all ages. We use the Accelerated Reader program and students are encouraged to spend free time in the library.

Community Outreach

  • Community garden/food pantry program
  • Community art program
  • Area church outreach
Hours:

Toddler Town

Half Day: 8:00am – 11:30am or
Full Day: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Preschool

Half Day: 8:00 am – 11:45 am or
Full Day: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Elementary School

8:00 am – 3:10 pm

Aftercare

(for Preschool, Elementary and Middle)
3:10 pm – 5:30 pm

Arts and Music

The Gail Keenan Arts Center gives students access to an extensive arts program that is integrated into all areas of the traditional curriculum, from science to writing to math. We are a participating Mississippi Arts Commission “Arts in the Classroom” school.

Technology

We integrate a 1:1 technology model into our curriculum with K-4th grade students assigned iPads and 5-6th grade students working with Macbook Air laptops while maintaining a focus on individual students. 

Chapel
 
Daily chapel and weekly Eucharist fosters spiritual formation and reflection. At this time students also actively participate by presenting class projects, sharing about their community work and report on recent field trips. A Eucharist service is offered on Thursdays.

 

Lagniappe
Lagniappe is a collection of after-school fine arts and interdisciplinary classes intended to broaden the student’s education experience. The selection of classes offered varies from session to session. Here is the latest schedule.