Over 40 years ago, First Presbyterian Preschool came into existence when church leaders listened to the heartfelt requests of parents in our community to provide a high quality, loving, and nurturing education for young children. Through a similar process in summer of 2020 (and conversations spanning the two previous decades) the governing boards of The First Presbyterian Church of El Paso made the decision to open First Presbyterian Elementary School for students in grades 1 through 6. Several families of previous Preschool students were seeking an educational opportunity to expand upon the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and child development that the Preschool offered for their elementary aged children. A Board of Directors was appointed comprised of these parents and family members to begin an Elementary School with doors set to open to students in September 2020. The school is proposed to expand in coming years.
Our Reggio Emilia Elementary
Our mission at First Presbyterian Elementary School is to provide our students with not only a quality educational experience, but also a meaningful life experience that nurtures and respects the whole child immersed in a safe and inspiring environment where authentic learning thrives. Our curriculum is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early education; the Reggio approach promotes key fundamental values relating to how children learn. These core values have been adapted to our school based on our culture, environment and the specific needs of our unique community. Our interpretation of the Reggio core values continues to progress as our educational methods develop to connect the intellectual, spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs of each child we serve. For more information about our curriculum and unique educational philosophy, click here.