We will use the beautiful, natural environment surrounding the campus as part of a comprehensive education where students will learn through their work on the school farm and in a variety of outdoor programs. The outdoors will become a natural extension of the classroom.
Our Mission is
Saint Alexander Academy is a non-profit, coeducational school for grades 9-12. Our mission is to help students to develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
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Why a Boarding School?
We selected a boarding school approach after talking to families, completing extensive research, and determining the best way to provide an outstanding education. A typical day school cannot create the type of atmosphere and opportunities that we will offer.
We will be able to invite students from across the nation and from around the world who have no local options for a first-rate Orthodox Christian education.
Students will be expected to work hard. Our focus will be on rigorous academics, practical skill development, active outdoor and athletic engagement, and the building up of a strong and authentic Christian community.
The boarding school model will allow us to guide students’ activities throughout the day — not just during the 30 hours a week in a typical day school. We will lead them to be active learners and to pursue constructive activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Learning will be more integrated and seamless in this model because students will study, work, play, and pray where they live.
Students will apply knowledge learned in the classroom in various contexts on campus such as when working on the school farm, creating art, building, cooking, inventing, and in school clubs.
Saint Alexander Academy will be a school where God is honored and worshiped. Students will learn about their Christian faith, and — along with their teachers — strive to live their lives in Christ.
The natural environment surrounding the campus will be an extension of the classroom. A special aspect of our school will be a working farm. Students will grow food and care for animals. Each student’s education will include other outdoor programs as well. For example, students will not just learn about the importance of clean water in our communities. They will get their feet wet — literally — as they take water samples, study these samples, and learn how to be good stewards of such natural resources.
The school will be a supportive community where students are guided by Christian educators and where they can learn and worship with their peers. We will work to maintain a safe and secure home where students feel that they belong and where they know that their wellbeing guides all that we do. Students and graduates will enjoy lifelong connections with Saint Alexander Academy faculty, alumni, and friends.