We believe that children are growing in heart, mind and spirit. Spirituality is universal to all religions, and it is our spirit that allows us to connect with something greater than ourselves. By developing spiritually, we gain compassion, a sense of meaning in life, and inspiration to serve those in need.
The goal of religious instruction at St. Matthew’s is to nurture the spiritual development of all of our students, who bring with them a wide range of religious beliefs. In Chapel, we pray in the Episcopal tradition while honoring and respecting all the traditions present in our school.
Students in third through eighth grades serve in chapel as acolytes, ushers, and lead the school in readings and prayers. This opportunity provides valuable public speaking experience and builds their confidence.
In chapel, we:
- sing together
- learn from one another and the Bible
- share our ideas and community announcements, and
- pray for the world, those in need, and each other
Each year, our 8th graders lead the school in a Chapel Talk.
The link to these talks can be found here