Religion at St. George's
St. George’s welcomes students and families of many different faiths and backgrounds. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, St. George’s Independent School still retains much of the tradition, approach, and philosophy embraced by Episcopal schools across the country. These common characteristics include a unity based on rite and tradition instead of doctrine, a respect for others’ beliefs, a concern for the well-being of society, and the valuing of Reason as a God-given gift which informs and interacts with divine revelation as manifested in Scripture and Church Tradition. Rooted in common Judeo-Christian values, St. George’s provides an inclusive, ecumenical environment that supports spiritual exploration and growth and acknowledges each student, regardless of religious preference or background, as a child of God, endowed with gifts that should be nurtured, affirmed, and shared.
All students participate in regular chapel services and age-appropriate religious education. The School President has jurisdiction over religious education, with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The Chaplain offers spiritual leadership and guidance to students, families, and staff.
St. George’s students understand that through service to others, each member of the community gains a stronger sense of self and purposes. Service learning, therefore, is a strongly emphasized component of the St. George’s experience.