A Message from the Head of School

Welcome to Mansion Day School, a school where each child is valued and celebrated! According to the preeminent Harvard educated sociologist, W. E. B. Du Bois, respect, truth, and knowledge are the foundational elements for educating children. These values are at the heart of how Mansion Day School educates its students and creates a socially, emotionally, and physically safe environment for our students to grow and learn. This school embodies values that resonate with Du Bois and were reflected in the education I received as a child growing up in a small town in Georgia and from Spelman College. My school “family” not only furthered my academic success, but they also cared about my presentation, how I behaved, and what I said. Ultimately, the focal point for my teachers and administrators was the whole student and excellence was expected from all. It was, therefore, a natural progression for my classmates and me to develop a strong work ethic, strong character, and a healthy dose of determination in order to become our personal best. We have successfully replicated this model at Mansion Day School! We understand that each student deserves a strong educational, social, and cultural foundation in order to navigate through life successfully.

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your child. It is a decision that shapes the future of your child. We ensure that a Mansion Day School education offers each child the opportunity to reach his/her greatest potential.  Enrolling your child at Mansion Day School is an investment that promises huge dividends in the years to come. We will present your child with opportunities to sharpen the mind, expand academic knowledge, and to stretch intellectual reach, while developing skills as an independent thinker and confident communicator. This is a school that develops the whole child through exceptional academics, traditional values, enriching activities, expansive field trips and a community of family and support. At Mansion Day School, we are both a school and a family.  Our family community is the heart of our school.

We seek to engender a strong sense of self in every student; they appreciate and like themselves.  Comfort with one’s own identity and with diversity helps our children in the marketplace of the future.  Our students develop lifelong friendships and truly embrace their culture. An education at Mansion Day School affords them the opportunity to develop cultural competency and upon graduation, they are well prepared for cultural dexterity.  Simply put, they become the best that they can become, because excellence is what we do. 

Our website is our online home, but there is something special about personally visiting our true home where the atmosphere is charged with the excitement of learning and where each student is fully engaged.  I enthusiastically welcome you for a personal visit so you can experience firsthand the “Mansion Magic” and appreciate the passion for a school that instills excellence and transforms generations.  Do come to see how fortunate I am to experience this joy, on a daily basis.  I am committed to the success of my students…it is my passion!

In the spirit of academic excellence,
Dee James, Head of School

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