In this, my first year as head of school, I enthusiastically welcome you to The Evergreen School! We are an independent Preschool-Grade 8 school, founded in 1963 to educate children with extraordinary minds. Today our mission remains the same: We inspire and empower highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion and courage in an ever evolving global community.
Evergreen’s complex and challenging hands-on curriculum emphasizes global awareness, environmental stewardship, and social and emotional learning. It encourages students to take intellectual risks and step out of their comfort zones. We want our students to think outside of the box, to ask questions and make self-discoveries about themselves and their world. Our teachers create a non-competitive classroom atmosphere allowing students to grow at their own emotional and intellectual pace.
At Evergreen, students learn by doing and are encouraged to move beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers provide ways for students to connect with their natural environment through outdoor education trips and with their broader community through service learning. Our students attain an appreciation of diversity through travel, study, and a culturally and ethnically rich student population. This movement beyond the walls of the school, culminating in the eighth grade global field study, transports the students out of the intellectual understanding of the classroom and into the experiential understanding of a culture.
Evergreen students are happy, naturally curious, creative and highly motivated. They have many talents to share in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic field and in the art studio. At the end of the Evergreen journey we want our students to emerge as compassionate and courageous citizens of the world.
I encourage you to explore our website further and to discover why I came to this vibrant community. Talented teachers who form strong bonds with their students, students fully immersed in the joy of learning, and a warm, welcoming community are only a few of the reasons. This is truly a special place, and we welcome your questions as you begin to explore all that we have to offer.
Head of School