St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School puts faith into action in its care of the home shared by all people — the Earth.
Protection of the Earth is vital to ensure that all people are able to live healthy and productive lives. The Episcopal Church has called upon us to care for our planet and safeguard communities vulnerable to climate change. As stewards of God’s creation, we aim to protect the resources entrusted to us so that they remain available to all people of the Earth through our Environmental Stewardship Program, which is firmly rooted in our school culture and strongly linked to faith.
Saints strive to reduce their impact on the planet in their daily lives as well as through their long-term goals. Since 2007 overall carbon emissions have been reduced by 40 percent across our campuses. In 2016 the Middle School was selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, a national environmental award presented to schools. Additionally, the school was honored to receive the Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award from the City of Alexandria.