Our Mission

“In a loving and caring environment, Peninsula Heritage School fosters each child’s intellectual, social,and ethical growth. Our strong academic program challenges and supports each individual within a school community which values diverse backgrounds, talents, and learning styles.”

Our Character Quality Program

Peninsula Heritage School has had a character development program in place since the school’s inception over fifty years ago.  In the last ten years, the program has been recognized six times with Promising Practice Awards from the Character Education Partnership, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.

Our six qualities are caring, respect, attitude, gratitude, self-control, and perseverance. Each grade, including Kindergarten, presents an all-school assembly once per year focusing on one of the six qualities and exemplifying it through song, dance, and written reflections.  The character qualities are an integral part of the school and they are included in all aspects of the curriculum from in-class instruction to literature to Physical Education.

We believe that if students are caring, respectful, have a positive attitude, use self-control, and perseverance and tie this all up with a ribbon of gratitude, they can’t help but succeed in all they do.

Differentiating Qualities

Child Specific Learning
At Peninsula Heritage School, we embrace diversity in both learning styles and cultural background. Every student at PHS has the opportunity to reach his potential while maintaining a sense of individuality. We achieve this with our small class sizes, our specialty teachers and enrichment for advanced learners.

Balanced Child Development
At Peninsula Heritage School, child development goes well beyond academics. Balanced child development takes into account both intellectual and emotional skill sets. By weaving emotional skills into the academic process, we develop each child’s mind and well being. To develop the whole child we focus on our six character qualities: Respect, Attitude, Gratitude, Perseverance, Self-Control and Caring. Children that graduate from PHS are academically prepared for the school of their choice; they are socially mature and responsible.

Technology in Learning
Technology has become an important part of every child’s daily life. It is also an important part of the way we teach at PHS. Studies show that using technology in the classroom has a positive impact on student attitudes toward learning, self-confidence and self-esteem. It also helps to prepare students for the world of work. At PHS we are constantly looking for technologies that will help us reach students of all learning styles and bring the real world into the classroom.