How does one become a person of character?
All of these actions require empathy and more than a little courage.
It’s our privilege as a Christian school to educate the whole child — mind, body, and spirit. We nurture, cultivate, and challenge our students, each of whom is special and uniquely designed by God, to stretch their motivations, empathy, and abilities to reach out to others. By the time they move on from Park Street School, they have learned the importance of showing respect for others, being compassionate, taking risks, and living lives of generosity. They are prepared to be outstanding scholars and active citizens.
Our teachers and staff demonstrate compassion and treat others with kindness. They seek to show respect for one another and students. Through service projects, but also through daily teachable moments in the classroom, our faculty members have opportunities to demonstrate integrity, think of others’ needs first, and to treat others with dignity.
Opportunities abound regarding what we learn about God and the men and women whose stories are told in the Bible. We are reminded of God’s kindness to us, and how we can be kind to others. Second graders learn how God wants us to treat people when studying the Trail of Tears during the Westward Expansion unit. Fourth graders discuss how we can exhibit Christ-like qualities when reading about Sir Galahad and chivalry in the Middle Ages. Preschoolers hear the story of the Good Samaritan in chapel and realize it is kind to stop to help people in need.
It takes courage and resilience to take risks. Within a caring and nurturing environment, we encourage one another to try new things and safely take risks.
We try and try again! We are challenged to not give up. We learn that our unsuccessful attempts are not failure, but resilience to see something through. We learn from what hasn’t worked.
Our faith in Jesus Christ is our cornerstone. From this foundation, we seek to provide an environment of respect, balance, and fairness regarding faith and its questions.