Meet our Director
Brother Friar Sean R. Hall, OSF, LSW, Director of Schools, Director of Religious Education (DRE), Education Committee, Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) and KidsLife Programming, and Garden Guild Chairperson
Friar Sean Hall is a Professed Franciscan and also a Licensed Social Worker with extensive experience working with children in all forms of crisis. He serves as our Director of Schools, and Director of Religious Education (DRE) Programming for Saint Miriam Parish. Brother Sean enjoys being an active teacher with our Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) and KidsLife Programs, and serves on the Board of Saint Miriam Academy where he acts as a liaison between the School and Parish Boards. Sean leads our Garden Guild in keeping our campus beautiful! Sean has worked for United Healthcare, Optum Health, KidsPeace Hospital for Children in Crisis in Orefield, PA and for the Washington, DC Government in Children and Youth, Homestretch, IONA Senior Services, and hospital-based social work and case management offices. He also does family and individual therapy. Sean works closely with our parish ministry team and pastor to develop Educational Curriculum for Saint Miriam, and each month, he brings his social work and therapeutic skills to help parents in need of some additional support. Sean works with our Associate Pastor to assist in Outreach and assists in maintaining records for Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam. Sean resides at our Friary in Flourtown, PA with his Golden Retriever, Friar!
Welcome! Thanks for your interest in Saint Miriam School! I am excited to be serving the students, parents, staff and community associated with the Saint Miriam Parish & Friary and Saint Miriam School.
Saint Miriam School is a ministry of the Old Catholic Community of Saint Miriam Parish in Flourtown. We are a preschool and kindergarten offering a variety of classes for children ages 12months through young 7 years. We provide a structured curriculum beginning at age 2, with specials in Music & Movement, Language, Science & Math, and Service. We provide an intimate teacher to student ratio, promote active parent involvement, and provide faith formation opportunities!
Our vision is to foster wholeness, excitement, hope, and hospitality in a faith-enriched, child-centered learning environment. As educators, we strive to guide each child to develop to his/her greatest potential. Our program is committed to aid in the growth and development of the whole child by way of individual and group interaction. Our job is to determine where your child is on the continuum and then to design age appropriate learning experiences to stimulate growth. We recognize that all of these areas are important to the future success in learning and we want to give your child a positive start to his or her education.
Our education philosophy is that children learn best through play, while being inspired by nature on our nature playground and new S.T.E.A.M.M. classroom and advanced technologies! We are blessed to be able to utilize our entire 12-acre campus during our school day! And our outdoor playgrounds create opportunities for creative and imaginative play.
Our staff is well-tenured and puts the needs of your child first each and every day. All teachers have their Early Childhood Education Credentials, at least an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education or related discipline. They are skilled at developing age appropriate activities that are engaging as well as educational.
From flexible days and hours to our S.T.E.A.M.M. programs to our safety protocols, we have designed a program that is unique to the area and will build excitement for future education in every child!
I invite you to take a tour and discover for yourself the ‘hidden gem’ in Flourtown!