Trinity School values the religious diversity of its students and faculty while maintaining its identity as a school in the Episcopal tradition.
Chapel for the Preschool Program
Our Preschool Campus Chaplain leads Chapel on Thursday mornings. Children enter the Chapel, sing, listen to a story, and offer their ideas on questions the Chaplain asks. Children help compose prayers and end Chapel with more singing.
Parents are always welcome to attend and to be seated behind the classes.
Daily Chapel for Elementary School Grades
On the Elementary School Campus daily Chapel is from 8:30 to approximately 9:00. All students attend Chapel with the class. Chapel builds community among the students by focusing on a larger perspective and by developing a strong sense of togetherness.
Six chaplains take turns leading daily Chapel and follow a lectionary that spans the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Within this context, Trinity School recognizes the major religious holidays of faiths represented by families in the School. Chaplains celebrate the common values and practices among faiths.
Here is what is included in Chapel:
- Opening blessing and hymn
- Homily with audience participation
- Student prayers
- Birthday celebrations
- Closing blessing
Junior Kindergarten attends Chapel on Thursdays through the fall and on Thursdays and Fridays from January through June.
Parents are always welcome at Chapel, where they sit in
the pews behind the classes.
Trinity School especially encourages parents and family members to attend for the child's birthday prayer and song.
The first Thursday of the month, October through May, is Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Holy Eucharist is a service of thanksgiving, which includes the religious diversity of the School community. All students participate to either receive communion or a blessing.
Family Chapel is at 11:00 a.m. on the following days, prior to an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.
- The Friday before Thanksgiving Week
- The Friday before Christmas Break
- The Thursday of Holy Week.
Trinity School encourages families to sit together in the approximate area of the child's class pew. Students eagerly anticipate that family members will attend.