Facilities and SAFETY
St. Richard’s Episcopal School was founded in 1960 with additions made subsequently. St. Richard’s and Trinity Episcopal Church share 100,000 square feet of space.
- The Dragon Cafe
- Division science labs and classrooms
- Ruth Lilly Activities Center (gymnasium, complete with climbing wall and stage for all school assemblies)
- Library/Media Center
- Soccer field and multiple playground areas
- Multiple courtyards
- Use of Trinity Church and shared spaces
Recently, the school and church acquired several additional properties in the city block, and The Campaign at St. Richard’s officially kicked off in January 2016. Preliminary plans include the creation of Middle Division STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) classrooms and larger Early Childhood spaces.
St. Richard’s Episcopal School works diligently to ensure the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of the students.
- A security officer is on duty from 6-8 a.m. and then after school until all members of the community have left at the close of the day and the building is locked.
- All access points to the school are gated and locked. Visitors must buzz in to enter and sign in.
- After arrival and dismissal times have closed, both the front door and outer gymnasium door are locked.
Small class sizes are the foundation for “each student feeling well known by the school.”
-2013 constituent survey.
Additional Safeguarding Measures
- Emergency Procedures Plans are posted in each classroom.
- Regular fire and tornado drills are scheduled monthly.
- St. Richard’s also has procedures in place in the event of a lock-down and means for contacting parents in case of such a situation.
- CPR training and certification are required yearly for faculty and staff.
- School personnel are required to participate in Safeguarding God’s Children.
- The school employs a staff member to address minor injuries, distribute medications, and assess whether parents should be contacted.
- Efforts are also made at St. Richard’s to create a safe social-emotional environment.
- Faculty and staff meet regularly to discuss the social and emotional needs of each child.
- The school provides a school counselor to work with students on a short-term or small group basis.