MISSION, VISION, & VALUES

Mission
Our mission is to inspire the community with innovative Arts and Education.
Vision
Our vision is to build strong foundations in lives, young and old, to sustain their fully developed gifts, and for them to be enjoyed, celebrated and utilized in those lives for a lifetime. Communities will be enriched by the impact of those lives demonstrating how to live with excellent character and skill, enhanced creativity, critical thought, collaboration and passion for their calling.
Values
Excellence in relationships, attitudes and character, artistry and performance, technique and skill, and in the learning environment.
 
Character Development building foundations of self discipline, responsibility, kindness, confidence, respect, service, and leadership.
Skills that equip all in the community for any path they choose: technique, communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and an attitude of contribution to the community.
Community, creating a diverse culture that is engaging, serving, partnering, and providing experiences to enrich all.

WHO WE ARE

DaySpring consists of 2 divisions which function collaboratively, sharing facilities and resources, but maintain separate functions:
serves the community in training and performances in the arts, including dance, art, music, drama, musical theatre, technical theatre and video. 
is an accredited non-traditional, progressive PreK through 12th grade university style school, offering the full program of academics with the participation of parents. 

Our Educational Philosophy

We believe that if you teach skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and effective communication, within all content areas, that students will be equipped for success in whatever they do beyond school. We believe education should be dynamic, alive and relevant to students.

 

Our teaching style and curriculum choices reflect these beliefs. We aim to provide a creative, challenging and comprehensive education with a hands-on, problem solving approach, becoming increasingly structured in the upper levels to prepare the students for continued success.
 

At all levels, we will create lessons that have students moving, researching, collaborating and devising creative solutions to problems. We seek to make each student's educational experience as personal as possible, and to motivate and equip students of all abilities to reach their full potential. Personal responsibility is encouraged and many opportunities for character development are pursued.

DaySpring St. Louis will accept students of any race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic background.