The Mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal School is to grow children spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically by equipping them with the Gospel, a love of learning, a creative mind, a strong body, and a giving spirit.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School is a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located on 7.14 acres at the southwest corner of First Street and Coit Road in Prosper, TX. St. Paul’s provides a safe, loving, collaborative environment in which preschool students are encouraged to thrive, each at their own pace. St. Paul’s is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and will be seeking accreditation from the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (a lengthy process taking 4-6 years).
Our student teacher ratio of 8:1 (with classes of no more than 16) allows a strong relationship between the student and teacher, allowing preschool children to flourish. St. Paul’s Episcopal School offers an early childhood program set in a Christian environment in which children grow in knowledge and self-esteem; our faith-based setting is geared toward enhancing student minds, bodies and spirits. At St. Paul’s we focus on developing the spiritual, intellectual, creative and physical gifts of our children, while at the same time teaching them to be responsible members of their community through service.
The curriculum includes developmentally appropriate, center-based programs that stimulate and reinforce all learning styles. Based on contemporary best practices for pre-K and kindergarten, our curriculum provides a readiness foundation in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and physical movement through guided and free-choice activities; introduction to technology is also included in classrooms. Service project opportunities are incorporated into the school year’s activities.
Pre-K and TK students attend daily chapel services led by our Director in which they learn about God and Jesus through stories, children’s sermons, songs, and prayers. Students learn the stories and lessons of the Bible that form the basis of our faith, and develop a spiritual foundation that exemplifies God’s love for all people. The fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), are introduced at the beginning of the year and continuously reinforced both in Chapel and the classroom. The children also learn prayers and a weekly Bible verse relating to the stories heard in Chapel. The staff and faculty of St. Paul’s strive to exemplify God’s love in their daily actions. Parents are encouraged to talk about the weekly Chapel stories at home and explore how they relate to the family’s daily lives.