Parents are the most important people in a child’s life. Parental involvement bridges a child’s life from home to school. Their participation in a child’s education positively affects a child’s school performance, fostering higher academic achievement and greater social and emotional development.
At SGES, we welcome and encourage family involvement in the classroom, field trips, community events and other volunteer projects. Here are a few things our parents have said from their time at SGES:
“St. Gabriel Episcopal School offers a great Reggio-based environment with a full spectrum of materials and experiences. The curriculum is tailored to the children; the inquiries they have and the topics they want to explore deeper. The program is reasonably priced and the teachers are engaged in my child’s success. This is demonstrated through the portfolios and consistent communication. Our daughter has developed friendships with other students, and teachers, due to the close-knit community fostered at the school. She has also learned good verbal conflict resolution skills and, at her request is now attending five days a week.” ~ Christina
“Our family is so grateful to have found St. Gabriel Episcopal School. The list of things we love about the school is long, from the wonderful, engaging materials in the classroom to the sense of community among parents. I think what matters most to us, though, is knowing that our daughter is not just cared-for but known for who she is and who she is becoming. Her teachers really know her – her interests, her learning style, her personality, her strengths, and the skills she’s still working on developing. They make her feel comfortable while at the same time gently helping her grow. The teaching staff has a plan, not just for “kids generally of this age,” (which is what we found at so many schools we visited) but for each student individually. And it makes such a difference.” ~ Kristin
“Our daughter loves attending St. Gabriel Episcopal School and looks forward to going every day. The Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum allows her to express her creativity in ways that are natural to a four-year old, whether painting, drawing or working with clay. Students also get to spend a lot of time outdoors exploring and learning about nature, which she also enjoys. Her experience at St. Gabriel is preparing her for success as a kindergartner.” ~ Michelle
See the complete list of parent quotes by downloading the PDF.