... Raising students to live in a bubble — a white bubble, a black bubble, a Latino bubble, whatever type of bubble you want to call it — is not to your benefit in a global society.— Dr. Derrick Gay, New York Times
Why St. Elizabeth’s K-8 School?
A Great Education is a Birthright!
In 2002, the founders of St. Elizabeth’s School recognized the ongoing lack of opportunity faced by many of the young people growing up in our country’s marginalized communities. Their struggles were perpetuated by a lack of access to affordable high-quality education. The founders also believed that the solution to this educational disparity would be found within diverse and collaborative classrooms, and so they built them from the ground up.
St. Elizabeth’s features small class sizes in a safe, nurturing and healthy environment with two teachers per class in grades K-5, and an experienced and engaged middle school faculty for grades 6-8. We are an Episcopal school, and we embody all the wonderful qualities that distinguish Episcopal schools in this country. We draw on a lengthy tradition of excellence in academics and a commitment to a well-rounded education that includes Music, Art, PE, Spanish, World Faith Studies, Social Justice class for 4th-8th grades, Theater for 6th-8th grades, and rich Extended Day programming.
We understand that a first-class education is a life-altering experience and should be accessible to an inclusive and diverse community that promotes a learning environment beneficial to all. And, the school’s mission of intentional inclusion is critical, today more than ever! It takes all of us working together, challenging one another, to affect great change. This is not accomplished by simply respecting differences. This is achieved by actively embracing our unique perspectives and life experiences and leaning in to life’s important conversations in order to broaden mind-sets and realize truly transformative education.
Educating the “whole child” is more than a slogan at SES!
St. Elizabeth’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education and admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.