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Welcome to the HIES Primary School!

The Primary School offers an academically focused, age-appropriate early-childhood program. Beginning with 3-year-olds and progressing through the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years, students have the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment of love and support, with an emphasis on personal responsibility and service to others.  

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Our curriculum, based upon our Episcopal identity and built around the Round Square Discovery Framework, offers a strong academic challenge at all Primary School levels, while never losing sight of the fact that children learn best when they know they are in a place where they are known, where they are safe, and where they are loved. While each grade holds its own, unique properties, all are based on these core beliefs:

  • That you don’t have to be an adult to be a teacher;
  • That every child is a gift from God, and that each has his or her own voice to add to our conversation;
  • That children learn best when they are given the opportunity to play, explore, create, imagine, hypothesize, guess, serve and get dirty every day;
  • That recess is an essential part of the school day, and that play is the work of children;
  • That faith remains a visible thread through the fabric of everything that we do;
  • That service to others is essential, and that one is never too young to learn to give of themselves;
  • That all human beings, children and adults alike, should be treated with respect and kindness.

Encompassing these beliefs, and guiding our program, is our HIES Mission Statement:

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School develops in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community.

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Primary School Derby Day
Primary School Students Interviewing Head of School
Kindergarten Visits Robotics Lab
Primary School Music
Primary School Field Day
Primary School Field Day
Kindergarten Character Parade
Primary School Teacher and Student
Meet Some of Our Amazing Faculty

Primary School Hours

PK3 
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PK4 and PK5
8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten 
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. M-Th
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. F

Meet the Team

Gregory Kaiser

Gregory Kaiser

Primary School Principal
Katherine Scroggins

Katherine Scroggins

PS Admin. Assistant / Nurse
Karen Kallis

Karen Kallis

PS Counselor
Ricardo Bailey

Ricardo Bailey

Head Chaplain/Upper School Chaplain

After School Programs

At Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, we believe that education and social-emotional learning continue beyond school hours. For our Primary and Lower School students, we offer a fun and creative after-school care program known as Bears After-School Experience (BASE) as well as weekly After-Class Enrichment (ACE) courses in the areas of athletics, fine arts, and STEAM. Read more

Sample Primary School Schedule

Lower School Schedule