Good Samaritan School Overview
Episcopal schools are clear, yet graceful, about how they articulate and express their basic identities, especially in their religious curricula and traditions. They invite all who attend and work in them—Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians, Christians and non-Christians, people of no faith tradition—both to seek clarity about their own beliefs and religions and to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives. Above all, Episcopal schools exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God.
By weaving these principles into the very fabric of the school’s overall life, Episcopal schools ensure that their missions are built on the sure foundation of a Christian love that guides and challenges all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose and service in the world they will inherit.
Good Samaritan School is….
- a fun, hands-on, academic learning environment for children ages three to five. We offer multiple opportunities of rich academics and hands-on play activities working with verbal, kinesthetic and visual learning cues to reach every child throughout the day.
- a developmentally appropriate, child-centered school run by a caring/highly experienced team of teachers.
- specializing in small class sizes (ratios 1:6) providing children both individual learning and group interaction from a “hands-on” curriculum.
- children have opportunities to explore, experiment, discover and create in an environment that is conducive to learning.
- curriculum that enhances a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth in a fun and nurturing environment.
- The curriculum units are based on monthly themes that are meaningful to preschool children. Each day, the children experience stories, art, science, math, music, and various activities relating to these themes. In addition to planned activities, the environment allows the children to interact with a variety of “learning centers.”
- Outreach and Ministry of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
- Accreditation through the National Associate of Episcopal Schools www.episcopalschools.org
- Excellent Staff, Small Ratios 1:6 with no more than 13 students in a class with two teachers per classroom
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly Communication
- Outdoor education
- Indoor Large Motor Space
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Zoophonics and Learning Without Tears Math and Handwriting Curriculum www.zoo-phonics.com /www.lwtears.com
- Licensed by the State of WA, DCYF
- Proud Early Achievers Participants www.del.wa.gov/EarlyAchieversforFamilies
- Best Practices in use from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young) www.naeyc.org