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

Let them play………with BLOCKS!!

As a preschool teacher I understand the extreme value of Block Play for young children. According to Linda Taylor, "blocks enhance children's problem-solving abilities, mathema[…]

Jumping into January!

Ice Castles! We are back and enjoying all the fun things that winter brings. The 4 day class children are very busy exploring winter animals and their habits. Animal hab[…]

Merry Christmas!

    Some scenes from our joy-filled Christmas celebration![…]

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[…]

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