SPPS Core Values & Teaching Model
From Ashley Hardy, Head of School:
Saint Petersburg Primary School (SPPS) serves families who are seeking a faith-based primary school education for their children. Our low student-teacher ratios and our experienced faculty facilitate exploration, curiosity and problem solving.
In our preschool program, children learn to work independently as well as cooperatively with their peers, while developing strong character traits such as empathy, perseverance and responsibility. Early literacy and mathematics foundations, as well as each child’s social and emotional growth, are cultivated through a play-based, thematic curriculum.
In our elementary program, students expand their skills as they explore engaging and complex units of study with an emphasis on the learning process, rather than simply memorizing content.
Play-based learning is active and interactive, giving students opportunities to explore their acquired knowledge through hands-on, engaging projects. Our students become independent thinkers who know how to seek knowledge, question and interpret it, and develop conclusions that are evidence-based.
Character development continues into our elementary program, expanding upon the social-emotional skills learned in preschool to include generosity, respect and appreciation for yourself and others, diligence, global citizenship,
personal reflection, and a growth mindset.
Cultivating a strong sense of community within our school is one of our core values. Parent Socials, Family Movie Night, Monthly Chapel Services, Playtime on the Playground, Halloween Costume Parade, and our Annual Art Show are a few of the ways our community stays strong and connected. Parent involvement is encouraged through active participation in school events, fundraisers, field trips, holiday parties and more.
When your child enrolls in our school, your family becomes a part of our loving school community
and we become partners in your child’s education.
-Ashley Hardy, Head of School