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Upper (9-12)

Welcome from the Upper School Principal

This is such an exciting time in the history of the school as we continue to grow our Upper School program. Opened in 2016, the division has grown by leaps and bounds, attracting more and more attention in the Naples community. My family and I are so proud to be a part of this wonderful opportunity, and to join this amazing family of educators, parents, and, of course, students! We are thrilled to be part of an educational community that prides itself on educating the whole child in a positive Christian environment with a focus on true S.T.E.A.M. educational principles. My journey here has led me through Maine, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and back to Florida again.

The Upper School years are a time of self awareness, expression, and the discovery of a student's voice and passion. With a wide assortment of class offerings, The Village School truly values whole brain learning, social-emotional growth, and S.T.E.A.M. educational principles that create an environment fostering a growth mindset. That very mindset, wrapped in the founding principles of the Christian values and Christ Skills we teach, propels our students to make a positive difference in the world.

As the new school in town, we have already set the bar high with the many opportunities we offer our students. Our focus on the development of the whole student encompasses academic rigor, an expansive arts program, athletics, student leadership opportunities, student life experiences, and peer leadership development. With more than 70 courses offered already and over 10 AP courses available, The Village School of Naples empowers students to create and then inspire the world they want to be a part of. Our College Counseling program begins early in the 9th grade, educating TVS students and their parents about the path to college acceptance.

Our qualified faculty know first hand the challenges our students face, build quality relationships with students through our advisory program, and create an environment that fosters empathy, collaboration, and communication among our students, all while challenging them always to look beyond their current abilities and strive for more.

Our positive Christian environment solidifies the very Christ Skills that are necessary to help grow students who will make a positive difference in the world. Through its academic rigor and focus on Christ Skills and social-emotional development, The Village School of Naples provides an environment in which students can grow, lead and contribute in a positive ways to their families, school, church, and the world beyond.

My family and I are so excited to be on this journey!

Jason St. Amand
Middle/Upper School Principal