Why Episcopal?

The Paradoxical Genius of Our Episcopal Identity

The expression of the Episcopal identity at All Saints' Episcopal Day School is quite explicit and intentional. It is most obvious in the following dimensions of school life:
  • Chapel worship and daily prayer
    While our desire is to include everyone present in each chapel service, we expect that each fully participates as a school community member at the level congruent with his or her own conscience and religious tradition.
  • Religious instruction
    In developmentally appropriate ways, our religion curriculum engages our students in learning about the Old and New Testaments, about the tradition and history of the Episcopal Church, other Christian denominations, and non-Christian religions and spiritual movements, and about developing a habit of reflection rooted in faith and intellect.
  • Service
    Students at every grade level, Pre-kindergarten-Eight, have regular opportunities to participate in service learning. We coordinate these opportunities with our curriculum so that service is viewed as constitutive of a meaningful life for every person and is in keeping with our mission: to prepare our students to serve a world in need.
  • Community ethos
    This ethos is articulated in The All Saints' Way and represents the ideal for which we are called to strive. This element of school identity perhaps speaks best to the genius of our Episcopal identity. A bedrock dimension of that identity is the call to be intentionally inclusive.
So there is no doubt that we are an Episcopal school. In that identity there is also no doubt that we welcome and honor people of all beliefs and backgrounds in our school community.

Our Episcopal Identity

All Faiths Welcome

All Saints' Episcopal Day School welcomes all faiths. Students receive religion and life skills instruction taught from a Christian-Judeo perspective; however, all religious traditions are honored and students from other faiths are encouraged to share their beliefs, holidays, and traditions with their classmates. The All Saints' school community is 20 percent Episcopal - similar to Episcopal private schools nationwide which are generally 20 to 25 percent Episcopal.