St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Beeville, Texas

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St. Philip’s History

St. Philip’s Episcopal School was established by action of the Church vestry in 1954. The Rev. John Worrell, then the rector of St. Philip’s Church, was the first Headmaster. The school originally had one small section of kindergarten children who attended class in the parish hall. Music classes were held in a small building in the play yard. Since then, the school has grown in size, in both its enrollment and physical plant. During the summer of 1980, the present brick structure was constructed for additional classroom space. The James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation made a generous grant toward the construction of the 1st grade classroom building in 1983. In the summer of 1992 the Board of Directors of the State Bank and Trust gave St. Philip’s a building for 6th grade.

Presently, St. Philip’s has two preschool classes, two prekindergarten classes, one kindergarten class and one each: first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade classes. In addition, and extended care session is offered for parents who need after school care for their children. Early morning care is also available. St. Philip’s Episcopal School is fortunate in having several generous supporter. The Joe Barnhart Foundation,  The Dougherty Foundation, The James R. Dougherty Jr. Foundation, Inc. The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation, Inc. and the Speck & Polly New Foundation provide funds, which help support our school.

During Spring of 1993, a challenge gift of $300,000 from the most generous of school friends, Mrs. Jody Hughes, began a campaign, which raised capital funds for a new school wing, as well as an addition for the existing parish hall. Construction was completed in the spring of 1994 on the building, which houses first through sixth grades, and Music/Spanish, Art/Computer and Science. The parish hall has now been expanded and we have activities in the wonderful large room.

Our Vision Is

Grooming tomorrow’s leaders, today, with the principles of an excellent education, spiritual growth, physical fitness,  and respect for themselves and others. St. Philip’s Episcopal School is a coeducational school founded upon the idea that both the nurture of the spirit and the education of the mind are important to the development of the whole child. St. Philip’s provides, for its children, an active program of learning activities dedicated to the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development. We believe that each child should be led to discover that he/she is a unique individual, created by God and Loved and Respected for himself.

Our Values Are

We are committed to academic excellence-Education

We are committed to teaching the ways of a Christian Life-Spiritual growth

We are committed to helping each student realize his or her own special qualities and unique Attributes-Character growth

We are committed to teaching leadership-Leadership

We are committed to providing an atmosphere of trust and respect for self and others-Respect

We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment-Nurturing

We are committed to providing an excellent staff- Teaching

We are committed to expanding St. Philip’s School and the Kingdom of God-Growth

Goals, Schedule, Faculty and Staff form our vision we of­fer daily:

Creating peaceful solutions to conflict.
Developing environmental awareness.
Understanding God’s unconditional love.
Helping each grow in self-esteem and confidence.

School Prayer

We thank thee, Lord, for sleep and rest
For all the things that we love best;
Now guide us through another day,
And bless our work and bless our play.
Lord, make us strong for noble ends,
Protect and bless our loving friends,
Of all mankind good Christians make,
All this we ask for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

St. Philip’s School is a outreach of St. Philip’s Church.

Estab­lished by its Vestry in 1954, under the leadership of Rector, John Worrell.

The school has been lovingly nurtured and encouraged by the Church and its organizations through the years.

St. Philip’s School currently has grades pre-kinder through fifth, as well as extended care.

The school offers a Christian environ­ment for its academic program and strives to meet the diverse needs of its students.

The objective of the school is to foster an education that will develop each student academi­cally and prepare them to live a creative, compassionate life, that is spiritually aware of God.

The school welcomes children of all races, creeds, national origins, and inso­far as possible, from all economic levels. Some financial aid is available to help students from families with limited re­sources.

St. Philip’s Episcopal School

105 North Adams Street
Beeville, TX 78102
School: 361- 358- 6242
Fax: 361-358-8232
Email: schooloffice@saintphilipsbeeville.com
Head of School: Carol Reagan

School Board

President: John L. Blackburn

Members:

Kenneth Bethune
John Blackburn
Susan Fields
Tom Healey
Corey Hensch
Paul San Miguel
Day Lohse
Nick Ottensman
Kathy Belcher
Hilton Hughes
Kathy Young

  • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

  • 311 East Corpus Christi Street • Beeville, Texas, 78102
  • (Corner of Corpus Christ Street and North Adams Street)
  • Ph: 361-358-2730 • Fx: 361-358-8232 • churchoffice@saintphilipsbeeville.com