How We Teach Social Issues and Goodness

Colloquium for the Common Good is an opportunity for students to engage in deep thinking around some of the most challenging and important social issues of our day. 

As an Episcopal Church school, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes believes that we need to examine the way that “goodness”—key to the School’s mission—is manifested outside our campus. That is why we have a special day of learning at our Upper School the week of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

This full school day of inspiring speakers and engaging workshops seeks to spark student reflection and action on how we - as individuals and as a community - can work to create a more equitable and empowering world for all human beings. Through sessions led by our faculty and community partners, students explore a range of social issues and local leaders working in the fields of 
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Topics: Insider, St. Stephens and St. Agnes, dare greatly, become ready, Environmental Stewardship, Spiritual Life, service, Goodness as Well as Knowledge, Upper School

Preparing for Advent

Posted by The Reverend Sean Cavanaugh on Dec 7, 2018 12:36:24 PM

I was asked recently by a faculty member about the meaning of advent. The faculty member was intrigued about Advent and how our school celebrated the season. I was struck by the yearning of this community member to better understand the significance of this time of year. As a priest, and a person of faith, this conversation compelled me to provide my own understanding about the meaning of Advent and how it can impact all individuals.

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Spiritual Life

Service that Gives Back to the Community and Strengthens Bonds Between Campuses

Making the jump from the Lower School to the Middle School as easy as possible is a priority in our community. Since 2016, every fifth and sixth grade Saints class has met on the Middle School campus to participate in a service project that gives back to our local community and strengthens the bonds between our campuses.

On Monday, the tradition continued. Students reprised the 2016 project of hand-designing more than 150 placemats for distribution to area seniors served by Meals on Wheels.

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Topics: Insider, alexandria school, St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Teachers as experts, become ready, service, Goodness as Well as Knowledge

Innovative Teaching Awards!

Posted by Marcia Mallett on Nov 2, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Doesn't it feel great when other people recognize and validate what we know to be true? As a parent and school photographer with the honor of seeing our amazing teachers in action frequently, I know with certainty St. Stephen's and St. Agnes has award-winning teachers. So when two of our teachers are recognized as such, I am ecstatic to share the news!

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Teachers as experts, service, Goodness as Well as Knowledge

Become Ready!

Practical Advice for Parents of School-Aged Children

Through this blog we intend to share the ways in which our students become ready. We will highlight our faculty, experts in their fields; we will dive into topics such as the joyfulness of learning, the balance of school and home, college readiness, and service. We hope to offer sound advice and guidance, while also sharing what it really means to be a member of our Saints community.

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