Religious Studies provides students with opportunities for both the educational investigation and personal exploration of religious and moral values, beliefs and traditions. The classes offered encourage students to examine ideas freely, and provide an age-appropriate atmosphere, that enables individuals to maintain and develop their own religious views and personal values.
The religious studies at the Primary School are aimed at emphasizing religious values and principles from a variety of traditions and cultures. Children are encouraged to engage in reflection that helps them think, feel, and wonder about what is important in their own lives. Loving God and loving oneself and others are underlying themes throughout each year.
In fourth grade, a weekly class is taught by the Middle School Chaplain with an emphasis on values and decision-making. Students will also take a required, nine weeks course on the Gospels, during seventh grade.
In the Upper School, each student is required to take either Comparative Religion or Introduction to Ethics, prior to graduation.