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The Branch School

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Branch School was opened in 1977 to provide an excellent educational environment for preschool children in the Houston area, eventually expanding to elementary and middle school.

 

 

Caulbridge School

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Caulbridge School sits on a magnificent nature property in Marin County. Our campus includes beautiful sunlit classrooms and project rooms, library, outdoor classrooms and stage, auditorium, kitchen, hiking trails and recreation areas. Students enjoy the trees, creek and abundant wildlife on campus.

Caulbridge School is conveniently located for families throughout Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay.

Hilton Head Preparatory School

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A safe, caring and accepting community enables Hilton Head Prep to mold students of strong character. Through students’ engagement with exemplary faculty, participation in co-curricular arts and athletic programs, and meaningful involvement with the community, Prep will prepare competent and motivated students to succeed in college and beyond. Hilton Head Prep curriculum will incorporate a solid foundation with critical thinking skills while leveraging students’ creativity in preparing them to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Episcopal High School

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Founded on a tradition of honor and the pursuit of self-discovery, Episcopal High School engages students in a challenging college preparatory education.

The School fosters empathy and responsibility for self and others through a commitment to spiritual inquiry and growth in a fully residential community. Students are encouraged to think creatively, work collaboratively, develop individual passions, and celebrate the talents of others.

Sharing diverse life experiences, ideas, and values, students learn humility, resilience, and mutual respect. Through access to the educational and cultural resources of the nation’s capital, students are inspired to understand and embrace a changing world. Together, faculty and students take initiative as informed citizens and environmental stewards.

Episcopal strives to prepare young people to become discerning individuals with the intellectual and moral courage to lead principled lives of leadership and service to others.

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School

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St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School is an independent, Episcopal day school. The school is coeducational and includes beginners through grade 8. As an Episcopal school, we are committed to nurturing the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Religious and ethical formation are therefore important components. We strive to create an educational community that reflects unity in diversity: a unity of purpose and shared values among a population diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs. The rich variety of gifts within the school community, provided by the different backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, and parents, prepares students to understand and contribute to a diverse, changing world.

Our philosophy of education is rooted in the values of the Judeo-Christian humanist tradition. We believe that all creation is sacred; each member of the school community is respected as a unique individual. We recognize the different ways in which students learn and acknowledge their developmental differences. Our teachers provide flexibility within the classroom structure so that students can both achieve their potential and meet our academic expectations.

Our belief in the sacredness of creation is also taught through a traditional liberal arts curriculum, which encourages in students a respect for nature and human achievement, as well as a love of art, music, drama, and athletics. Religious knowledge classes and corporate worship create an environment in which the developing child may find satisfying ways of defining his or her spiritual identity and creative gifts. Formal Chapel services are conducted in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer. Students learn to define themselves as unique sources of creativity and to value their contributions to the well-being of the group. The delight students discover in sharing their own gifts within the school community prepares them for serving in the world.

 

 

The Creative Child Day Care and Learning Center, Inc

The Creative Child Day Care & Learning Center, Inc exists to provide a safe and appropriate environment for the development of school-age children.

Nazareth Academy High School

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Nazareth Academy High School began as an idea of Mother Mary Frances Siedliska, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She wanted to establish a convent in Philadelphia after establishing the first province in Chicago. While on a train ride to visit Mother Katherine Drexel in 1893, she viewed the land near the Torresdale train station. Her vision was fulfilled on December 6, 1920 when the twenty-three acre Middleton Estate was procured by the Congregation. Four years later, the Sisters purchased the adjoining property. A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted on April 24, 1927 on a building that would serve as a provincial home, a novitiate and a high school. His Eminence Dennis Cardinal Dougherty dedicated the building on October 7, 1928.
Nazareth Academy High School welcomed 10 students in the Fall of 1928. From the beginning the academic program of the high school was college preparatory. In 1930, the school accepted day students and boarders. Nazareth Academy’s future was assured when the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction granted approval to Nazareth Academy as a Four Year high school on May 2, 1931. Graduation Exercises for the first ten students took place on June 19, 1932.
The Chapel underwent renovations in 1939 along with the auditorium, located in what today is known as the Performing Arts Center. Seniors and Juniors selected the first school ring in 1939 and to add to the school spirit that engulfed the school, Sister M. Callista composed the School Song “I Love My School A Million” which is still sung today at every school assembly.
The 1940s were filled with Nazareth Academy High School firsts. The first yearbook, The Dale was published in 1940. The name was changed to The Marygold in 1946. In 1941 organized sports made their debut. The Mother’s Guild, precursor to today’s Parents Association, was established in 1946. Enrollment continued to grow and by 1948, 350 students were in the Academy.
In the 1950s the school’s curriculum grew to keep pace with the growing enrollment. In 1952, Nazareth Academy underwent its first Middle States accreditation and has been reaccredited continuously since then. Extracurricular activates were added to address the interests and needs of the students. Intramural and varsity athletics expanded. The new gym/cafeteria building, erected in 1954, gave the basketball team a beautiful home court.
The 1960’s saw the addition of several new athletics teams, such as softball and volleyball. The Guidance Center opened a Counseling Center for College and Career Information in 1967 to better aid the students in their college application or career choices.
The 1970’s saw an increase in the number of lay faculty, the introduction of computerized report cards, and the election of the school mascot, The Panda.
The 1980s witnessed the advent of technology at Nazareth Academy High School. Communications technology produced WNAZ, a closed circuit television program produced by Nazareth students. Community Service Corps (CSC) became a key goal for our students during this decade initiating its annual toy and food drives, in an effort to reach out through service to the school and local communities. On April 23, 1989, Mother Mary Frances, whose vision inspired Nazareth Academy High School, was honored by Pope John Paul II with beautification. Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd continues to inspire and bless the Nazareth Academy school community.
A Technology and Communications Upgrade which began in the late 1990s, was completed in the early 2000s. Every classroom and office became Internet accessible and each classroom was outfitted with a Smartboard and computer network. The Office for Institutional Advancement was established for fundraising, public relations, alumnae relations and Admissions.
In the present decade, since the last MSA Evaluation, Nazareth Academy has acquired an additional 59,324 square footage of space within the Provincial building. This has enabled the school to begin converting areas for academic and student activity usage, such as Music and Guidance Centers, new Student Dining room including a renovated kitchen. In 2015, the student food services were contracted out to Brock, Inc.
There has been an increase in the Honors programs and AP courses offered as part of the curriculum made possible by the building expansion. In 2014, Nazareth Academy began accepting International students.
In 2017 – 2018, the most significant change in the governing of the school has been the changeover to the President/Principal Model. We saw the installation of Mrs. Denise LePera as Nazareth Academy’s first President.
Finally, as the MSA Evaluation comes to fruition, in 2018-2019, Nazareth Academy High School will welcome its first lay Principal.
The school climate continues to be one of a college preparatory curriculum, as well as forming a family atmosphere in which each person is valued and encouraged to grow. The intellectual, cultural, moral and spiritual foundations of a Nazareth Academy High School education have inspired and empowered our graduates, during the past 90 years, to locally and globally serve humankind as personified by our Mission.

Counterpane Montessori School

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Counterpane’s campus is on 14 wooded acres with organic gardens, farm animals, and a profusion of wildflowers. The academic program relies on mixed ages, an interdisciplinary curriculum, and a fully integrated arts program. The students are drawn from six counties and reflect a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds.

The student body from pre-school through high school is divided into three self-contained communities of learners: Montessori Primary (3 to 6 years), Lower School (6 to 12 years), Upper School (12 to 18 years). This format ensures an environment in which each student advances to the next piece of work only when mastery is achieved, therefore developing intellectually and emotionally at his or her own rate. Woven throughout the academics, writing, problem solving, public speaking, time management, the creative arts, community service, and exploring one’s interests are integral parts of the curriculum at every level.

Saint Bede Academy

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Saint Bede Academy is a catholic high school in the Benedictine tradition which endeavors to prepare students for college and for life by welcoming them into a community of learning permeated by Christian values. For over 125 years, our goal has been to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character while preparing them for life’s challenges.

We are dedicated to developing well-rounded, well-prepared citizens who leave Saint Bede with a lifelong commitment to learning. Through our tri-level academic program, all students are continually challenged to extend their skills and perform to the peak of their abilities. The program consists of an Honors Level, College Prep Level and an Academic level to best fit the needs of the individual student. Our newly built science center gives students university-level classrooms to learn in and prepares them for life at university.

Our goal is to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character while preparing them for life’s challenges. An amazing 97% of students participate in extra-curricular activities. Our objective is to get students involved. The more they do, the more they learn. The academic environment at Saint Bede encourages students to excel both in and out of the classroom. With over 25 extra-curricular activities for students to choose from, practically every student joins a club or team and not only learns a new skill but gains lifelong friends and confidence.

100% of our students attend some type of post-secondary schooling. Our ACT scores traditionally rank #1 in the surrounding area and many of our Top Ten students graduate with a GPA above a 4.0. St. Bede graduates are recruited by universities through the United States. Class of 2018 graduates attended 36 different universities and boast an average ACT score of 28.

Our park-like campus sits on 700 acres with fresh, clean air located in Peru, Illinois – 100 miles southwest of Chicago. This beautiful and safe midwestern community is ideally situated to allow students easy access to state parks and shopping.

Media-Providence Friends Preschool

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Media-Providence Friends School , a Quaker school offering pre-kindergarten through middle school, is a learning community, rich in diversity, where academic challenge is combined with the teaching of values. Those values flow from the Quaker conviction that there is “that of God” in each person. Our intimate classes encourage individuality to be celebrated and intellectual growth and curiosity to be nurtured. Community involvement and service learning play integral parts in school programming, cultivating responsibility within students and connecting them with the larger world.

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