More than simply a service, Chapel at St. Edmund’s Academy is a comprehensive, student-centered program focused on exploring Core Values, personal & social identity, and meaning. Organized around seven dimensions fundamental to the human experience, Chapel services present specific values and associated questions designed to inspire students to explore their lives and world.
For example, under Meaning & Purpose, students explore the value of dignity by asking, “How can we be at our best when it is hard?”
Within the Self-Awareness and Self-Worth framework, students consider the value of equanimity through the question, “Can we learn from things that annoy us?”
The theme of Relationships provides students with the chance to examine kindness by wondering, “What good is kindness in a mean world?”
Intentional Action leads students to think about courage by asking, “Where does bravery come from?”
The topic Awe and Mystery offers students space to explore the power of inquisitiveness by wondering, “Does curiosity make us better?”
Finally, under the theme Transformational Experience students think about the importance of patience by asking, “How does delayed gratification lead to great things?”