St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Reflects the joy of learning and growth in the love of God, family and friends.

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Why Learn through Play?

Play inspires long-term, in-depth learning.

naeyc Accredited Early Learning Program Located on River Road just over the Goochland County line, St. Mary's Episcopal School is a caring community where each child is celebrated and immersed in a creative environment that reflects the joy of learning and promotes the love of God, family and friends.
Connected Learning during the Pandemic

Connected Learning during the Pandemic

Our teachers have been sensitive to frustrations of the pandemic and its challenging impact on the home and the school community. During this time, we committed to providing experiences which met the needs of the whole child – social, emotional and intellectual development.

During our time of virtual connected learning, our children sang, moved, laughed, engaged in provocations, experienced connection and socialization with their friends and their teachers, listened and interacted with stories and shared their own unique experiences.

While honoring social distancing our teachers made home visits for waving to the children, reading stories to the children, and delivering materials for the children to use at home.

Our school year was culminated with "Drive-By Good-byes" and a graduation parade.

Inside the Classroom

Literacy Learning

Play-based “lessons” allow children to learn while doing the thing they love best, playing. That is why it is so critical to provide intentional experiences that interest child[…]

Sensory play at preschool

Sensory play is such an important part of a young child’s development.  Typically, we think of sensory play as “messy” play where children are playing in water or painting w[…]

Highlights of a New School Year!

We have had a fantastic start to our school year.  Much of our time is being spent  exploring and investigating in our outdoor classrooms.  With smaller classes and many new[…]

Congratulations To Our Rising Kindergartners!

On May 21st, the teachers gathered to celebrate our graduating Pre-K and JK students. It was one fabulous parade! We will miss these children and their families and wish them well […]

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