We guide and challenge all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose, and service in the world they will inherit.
What to Expect in Chapel
Chapel gives students the opportunity to learn and participate in many different ways. Each day, students might hear a homily from the chaplain, their teachers, or their classmates or they might enjoy a musical or artistic offering. They might celebrate the life of a saint, engage in a time of quiet contemplation, or learn about and experience another faith tradition. Students are given the opportunity to serve as acolytes, readers, and chapel musicians, and in the Middle and Upper Schools they may serve on leadership teams that help shape the chapel program. In addition to daily chapel, special days in the Christian calendar such as Ash Wednesday, All Saints’ Day, and Easter are celebrated with services of Holy Communion.
All Faiths Welcome and Celebrated
Worship at St. Andrew’s is rooted in the liturgical tradition of the Episcopal Church and the Christian story of God’s love and grace, but is also welcoming and inclusive of those who do not identify as Episcopalian. Holy days from a variety of religious traditions are celebrated in chapel, and students from diverse faith backgrounds are encouraged to share about the rituals, prayers, and practices that they hold dear. All students and staff attend daily chapel, and are invited to participate as they feel comfortable.