"What will define your school days – in the future when you think back on these days? Maybe some part will be played by the rooms, the buildings, the computers, the walkways, the fields, the trees, the flowers. Possibly you might reflect on the plays, the concerts, the playoff games, the field trips: maybe even a teacher or two, or a coach, a secretary, nurse, or administrator. But certainly you will cherish memories of your friends and classmates, because they come close to defining you." “Know me by the friends I keep.” (Adelai Stevenson)
- Dr. Kelly Runnels, Founding Headmaster
Runnels offers the best of both worlds: a small, close-knit student body and a large variety of extracurricular activities usually associated with a much larger school. Over thirty clubs and organizations allow students to explore and develop their interests, religious faiths, and ways of serving others in the local community (and even around the world).
Student Art Exhibits
Art has been an integral part of the fiber of Runnels School since its beginning in 1965. The work of our young artists finds its way into the world outside the classroom in many ways. Student work is exhibited in the library and in other art venues throughout our community. The art year concludes with a major art exhibit. It is traditionally held in our school gym, and features the work of students in preschool through high school. At this show, students are allowed to cast ballots for the Popular Choice Awards, and the three principals select the Principal’s Choice Awards (which are on exhibit year-round in the principals’ offices and illustrate to visitors the important role played by the arts in the life of Runnels School). A group of professional artists selects pieces called “Judges’ Choices” from grades 7-12. These works of art are framed and placed in the foyer of our Theater for the Performing Arts, where they will hang until new pieces are selected the following spring.