The guiding philosophy of St. Philip the Apostle School is to provide a learning environment in which the academic needs of each child are met. Thus, our faculty strive to identify and further support students as best we can. At St. Philip, we utilize a coordinated effort to support students who encounter challenges along their educational journey. This collaborative process brings together students, parents, teachers, and administrators to seek positive solutions based on a student's strengths and unique needs to help that student benefit from and participate in our school curriculum.
The STEP program reflects the school’s commitment to meeting the needs of all learners by building and maintaining strong partnerships in order to teach, inspire, and nurture students.
Our school employs dedicated faculty committed to working with students in the STEP program as well as those whom teachers identify as needing extra support. These resource teachers provide a variety of academic supports including small group, individual, and classroom assistance. Additionally, students who demonstrate need can participate in after hours, school-sponsored reading programs on campus. We continually seek out instructional practices, educational opportunities, and partnerships that can benefit all of our students and families.