Every Thursday morning, we gather as a community to celebrate the spiritual values which bind us together. We meet in The Church of the Redeemer, next door to St. Edmund's Academy. Students in grades one through eight, along with their teachers and a number of parents and other guests, share in song, prayer, and stories.
The Worship Leader offers a short, child-friendly talk to connect ancient wisdom with our daily lives.
The service is designed to honor our Episcopal roots and include people of all faiths. The Worship Leader often notes the parallels among the world's major religions. Throughout the year, we have guest speakers representing a variety of faiths.
In addition, all who attend Chapel are reminded that participation in any specific song or prayer is optional, based on personal/family background or beliefs.
As part of our service, we offer commendations to students whose actions demonstrate our Core Values. As the list of commendations given by teachers is read, students stand to be recognized by the community. During the service, we also name our Lead Student, a student from grades five through eight who has clearly exemplified our Core Values. This student receives the Lead Student medallion from the Head of School and wears the medallion through Thursday of the following week, with the honor of leading the community in and out of the next Chapel service. Through our commendations and the naming of the Lead Student, we reinforce our belief that the Core Values are central in our lives.