ABOUT ST. PHILIP'S
A Lively Learning Experience
St. Philip's Episcopal School is a co-educational, Christian school that serves as a missionary outreach of St. Philips Episcopal Church and offers a superior education for students from two years old through the fourth grade. We are open to all students regardless of race, national origin, or religious affiliation.
At present, St. Philip's conducts classes from 2K through fourth grade, with over 60 students enrolled. Over the years, St. Philip's Episcopal School has promoted an environment of serious study in a loving Christian environment. The school has maintained simplicity over the years and focuses on its mission to its students and the community.
St. Philips is accredited with the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. SAES is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation. It has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Commission's Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and to submit to a thorough review and evaluation of its accreditation standards, criteria, and procedures. SAES is recognized by three state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by the association.
St. Philip's Episcopal School was started by a group of dedicated parents and parishioners that desired to foster their children's education in a Christian environment. In September of 1961, St. Philip's opened its school with 35 students in two classes: kindergarten and first grade. Knox Hall, containing three classrooms, was erected in 1966. A third grade class was started in the 1978-1979 school year. Then in 1994, land and two buildings adjacent to the school were donated to St. Philip's which allowed for a new school office and the addition of fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade classes in what was to be named Hattie Hall. In 2000, a sports court was completed. In 2002, a third building, named Woodward Hall, was donated and housed second and third grade. In 2004, a building was purchased for a Resource Center that housed the School Library and Computer Lab. In 2006, the church purchased three apartments adjacent to the school playground and converted them into classrooms. These classrooms were named Miss Irene Hall and housed the second and third grades and the special classes room. In 2014, the School Office building and Woodward Hall were sold and relocated.
At present, St. Philip's School caters to students in 2K - fourth grade. Knox Hall contains three classrooms that house the 2K class, two 3K classes, and the after-school program. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are located in Miss Irene Hall. The Spanish classroom is located in the Resource Building, next door to the Library. The first, second, third, and fourth grades are located in Hattie Hall.