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St. Christopher’s encourages teamwork at all levels. We understand that when parents, teachers, and administrators work together in an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, and open communication, the sky’s the limit for our students. We know many of you have been at our school for years and know many of our school routines, policies, and procedures. Others might be new and are getting to know our school for the first time. In the spirit of the new year, we encourage all our families to get to know one another and become a network of support for our school and community.

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All traffic is to enter St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church property on Fernwood Road and exit on Harbor Drive. For the safety of the children, it is imperative that all traffic travel slowly and in one direction only.  Parents of children in the early childhood classes (Toddler, PreK through SrK) must park, walk and sign children into their classrooms between 8:20 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

All Elementary children must be dropped off at the front of the school between 8:15 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. A teacher and the Safety Patrol will receive students during the drop-off time.  All Toddler through SrK students must be picked up at the classroom where parent/guardian will sign them out.  Elementary students and their younger siblings will be dismissed from the Parish Hall. 

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Pick up and drop off map
  • Toddler students (18 months – 3 years old) are dismissed at 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
  • PreK – JrK students (3 years old) are dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
  • SrK – Fifth Grade students (5-12 years old) are dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
  • AfterCare 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily

Yes, every semester we offer different after-school activities. Examples of after school activities are ballet, awesome science, math rocks, reading club, yoga, ceramics, cooking class, flamenco, golf, tennis, among others.  After school activities are not included in tuition. 

St. Christopher’s Church & Montessori School has a dress code requiring our school uniform to be worn daily. Our Uniform can be bought at Dennis Uniform dennisuniform.com, and landsend.com.  For your convenience, you can also purchase the PE uniform from the School receptionists.

All students grades Pre-K to 5th grade attend Chapel once a week.  Chapel service is every Wednesday at 9am. Students are active participants in the Chapel Service. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend all Chapel Services.

No, the School admits students regardless of disability, race, color, creed, ethnic, or national origin who possess the motivation, ability, and character which would enable them to succeed in our School community.

St Christopher’s By the Sea Episcopal School mandates immunizations as required by the Florida Department of Health.

Homework is an important part of the Elementary student’s day as it is a time for the learner to review the day’s lessons, practice skills taught, master additional material, enrich the classroom program, and prepare for class the following day. Elementary students will be required to do both short- and longer-term assignments.

Standardized tests are administered to all Kindergarten to Elementary students each year. Students are tested in several academic areas including English/Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

No, parents may provide their child’s own lunch and drink. A microwave oven is available in every classroom. The parents also provide the mid-morning snack for the Toddler and Pre-School classes. If you wish to purchase lunch, the school has partnered with a local vendor (The Golden Hog) and you may purchase the lunch program with them.

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Upon graduation, our families consider Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Gulliver School, Mast Academy, Palmer Trinity School and Ransom Everglades School among other private schools in the area.

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Resources

Suggested Reading List

Books:

  • The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Her Work by E. M. Standing
  • The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
  • The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard
  • How to Raise an Amazing Child by Tim Seldin

Publications:

  • Tomorrow’s Child (a publication of the Montessori Foundation)
  • Montessori Life (a publication of the American Montessori Society)

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence”.

-Maria Montessori

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