Beginning in 2018-2019 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and an outreach of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, has expanded its mission to meet a greater need in the community. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School continues to serve children from PreK3 to grade 5 in an inclusive nurturing Christian environment. Recognizing that families’ and children’s needs have changed over time, St. Andrew’s School is excited to offer three new initiatives.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will implement a variable tuition model that will allow families to better afford an independent education for their children. Tuition will range from 50% to 100% of actual cost. Additional incentives will also be implemented to allow for better affordability: multiple child discounts; alumni tuition credit; and incentives for Episcopalians, military families, Huntington-Ingalls Industry employees, and full-time faculty and staff of local colleges and universities.
St. Andrew’s will also introduce the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach to serve individuals with dyslexia. Those students will spend part of each school day working one-on-one or in small groups with an Orton-Gillingham Associate. Orton-Gillingham’s multi-sensory approach is focused on the learning needs of individual students to help them become successful readers and writers. After-school tutoring using the Orton-Gillingham approach will also be offered to individuals in the community who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing.
The third initiative is an Innovation Lab, which will be designed and equipped to facilitate larger scale, project-based learning for elementary students. Engaging students in laboratory innovation at this early age encourages collaboration, critical thinking, brainstorming, learning to invent, and inventing to learn. The innovation lab will be available to home-school cohorts, community groups and businesses.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is committed to serving a greater need in our community. Providing better affordability, a targeted approach proven to help dyslexic individuals, and an innovative learning lab specifically designed for elementary school students will enhance the reach of St. Andrew’s already excellent education.
For more information, contact Janna Outlaw, Head of School at 757-596-6261.