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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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