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The values that sustain our community are grounded in our Christian faith. Our goal as an Episcopal School is to nurture the moral, religious, and spiritual development of each child and to welcome everyone into our school family. St. Michael’s instills strong morals and ethics in children by incorporating spiritual development into daily life—in chapel, in class, and in the community.
There are four areas that comprise our Episcopal identity:
1) Worship—Children are expected to attend religious services and participate to the extent that their faith and background allow. Most days at St. Michael’s begin with a chapel service, and Mass is celebrated once a week. Father Smith, the rector of our school, also leads classes once a year in spiritual meditation in our lovely Labyrinth, modeled after the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.
2) Religious education—Beginning in fourth grade, students attend a religion course once a week which examines scripture, comparative religion, and ethics.
3) Serving others—All students engage in a variety of community service projects during the year. Eighth grade students must complete an independent service project for graduation.
4) Community life—The focus on our external relationships forms the final pillar of our Episcopal identity. As an entire school community, St. Michael’s explores a different value—such as honesty, stewardship, forgiveness, or courage—each month.
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