Being an Episcopal School means that Heathwood Hall values intentional instruction and exploration of religion. We meet as a community to gather, to pray, to worship, and we do these things in order to foster a deep respect for the dignity of every human being.
Students participate in weekly chapel services from the Book of Common Prayer. Heathwood Hall values the gifts and talents of students and we encourage students to lead music, create art and drama, and serve as acolytes and leaders during chapel. Students in Middle School and Upper School take religion classes to learn more about the Bible and world religions. The chaplaincy program oversees service learning so students commit to serving the community at home and abroad in the name of God.
Understanding and relationship are the fundamental building blocks of the kind of radical love to which Episcopal Schools are called. As such the chaplain is available to students and their families by:
- Serving as the liturgical leader
- Teaching Old Testament, New Testament, and World Religions
- Caring for students and their families in times of grief
- Visiting hospitals when requested
- Meeting with students families to discuss faith questions or needs
- Supporting students and families with prayer
- Naming students and their families before God in daily prayer