Learning Environment

We have thoughtfully crafted a learning environment in which all members of the school community feel secure in taking risks, asking questions, and exploring new alternatives.

This learning environment is characterized by:

  • A state-of-the-art facility built from the ground up according to the latest research on child development and learning theory.
  • Small class sizes that allow for a dynamic and personalized learning experience where students have plenty of opportunity to interact with their teachers and peers.
  • Talented educators that bring energy, passion, creativity, and expertise to their classrooms. Inspirational teaching begets inspired learning!
  • Parent involvement and partnership in school life—an honored tradition at STS—results in a strong community bonded by mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration.

Our Building

A child’s learning environment plays a huge and often overlooked role in educational achievement. We are fortunate to have a new, state-of-the-art facility built from the ground up according to the latest research on child development and learning theory. Abundant fresh air and natural light are just two reasons our building earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED© for Schools Program.

natural light from sunshine

Children learn best with an abundance of natural light. Ingenious light shafts and 28 skylights saturate interior spaces even on the cloudiest of days.

elements of color

Elements of color that unite various grade levels are carefully balanced by natural color and wood tones, creating a calming environment.

state of the art building with technology

State of the art technology including interactive flat panel displays in each classroom, a 3D virtual reality lab, and campus-wide WiFi supports research, organization, innovation, and collaboration.

open windows for ventilation

Ventilation levels far exceed code requirements as fresh air is brought deep into the school via unique air chambers and openable windows.

school desk

Physical spaces have been intentionally designed to meet the learning needs of different aged children providing a comforting scale and sense of safety.

exercising during recess

Recess is essential to every child's health and learning. Play and climbing equipment, artificial turf soccer field, basketball courts, and plenty of wide open space allow room for exercise, play, and unstructured learning opportunities.


Environmental sounds are kept
to a minimum by utilizing natural convection currents to circulate
heated or cooled air.


Cozy corners and lofts, floor and table lamps, and an abundance of natural materials make classrooms and plazas feel like home.


Gardens, bio-swale, and a council ring provide students with an outdoor classroom and rich opportunities to connect to nature.