What does it mean to be an Episcopal School?
Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate, and worship God as the center of life. Episcopal school worship embodies the conviction that Christian life is lived out and practiced in community; through corporate prayer and thanksgiving we are reconciled and renewed to “go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” Episcopal schools are worshipping communities that gather regularly for prayer, reflection and celebration.
St. Paul’s has been established, however, not solely as a community for Christians but as an institution of educational and human formation for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Episcopal school worship embraces the full breadth of the human family just as Christ did when he spoke to those who crowded around him during his earthly ministry.
St. Paul’s is called to fulfill two simultaneous commitments: to provide students an authentic experience of Christian worship; and to welcome, affirm, and support the spiritual development of students of all faiths or no faith at all.
Taken from the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
For more information on Episcopal schools, please see www.episcopalschools.org.