"My own image of Runnels School is not one of buildings, books, equipment and furniture. It is one of people caring about people… whether student, teacher, parent or visitor. My dream is that we will always be described as a caring school, no matter how large we become – because caring is the strongest force in the world."
- Dr. Kelly Runnels, Founding Headmaster
The Runnels School... is a comprehensive school dedicated to the emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth
of the students in our preschool through high school programs.
We believe... that education is a cooperative effort among students, parents, faculty, administration and staff, designed
to stimulate the creativity and academic achievement of the individual.
We believe... in the importance of the individual and the value of a personal approach to education. We help each student
to develop a realistic and positive self-image. We seek to develop self-discipline by encouraging positive behavioral
traits. We respect the dignity of the individual and strive to discipline in a fair, consistent and caring manner. We
believe that a young person learns from his or her total experience in the school setting. Accordingly, we provide
opportunities for social and physical growth in both the curriculum offerings and extracurricular activities.
We believe... that increasing in technical academic knowledge, social skills, and physical well-being is not enough for
a complete education. We believe that a very important part of a child’s growth is developing an appreciation of the arts.
We strive to inspire this appreciation in many ways, and also provide an opportunity for self-expression in the arts.
We believe... that each young person entrusted to us is important, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to be allowed
to be a part of his or her life.