In March 2020, the opportunity for distance learning presented itself to the St. David’s community in the period before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place statewide. The St. David’s administration, working closely with faculty members, developed a distance-learning program that first and foremost remained true to the school’s mission to prepare students for college and life by challenging them in the areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.
While distance learning has introduced new challenges to overcome and has called upon each of us to exercise physical, mental and emotional muscles that we didn’t know we had, transformative education is always stretching us in new ways, inspiring us to ask fresh questions and moving us to deeper compassion for one another. In those ways, we are thankful to have had this opportunity to learn and grow as a school.Matt Hillegass, Head of school
Embracing the challenges that this period provided to our community, the school quickly brought a distance learning platform online within three days of on-campus classes being suspended. The approach was not just to provide continued learning excellence for our students, but also to focus on their well-being, and maintain a sense of community for students, families and faculty and staff.
For the 2020-21 school year, we are pleased to be back on campus with appropriate protocols in place, including mask wearing, social distancing and outdoor classrooms as appropriate, which allows us to provide in-class learning for our students, while also providing a continuous learning environment for those families who are more comfortable at home during this time. For more information about our return to campus, please read our "Reimagining Community: Our Plan to Return to Campus" document.