When we speak of The Bishop’s School as an Episcopal school (“…grounded in the traditions and values of the Episcopal Church”), what do we mean?
In its membership and affiliation with the National Association of Episcopal Schools
, The Bishop's School is committed to the spiritual development of the community through its active support of diversity, equity, justice and service. We embrace the language of God in all its richness, depth and breadth of possibility. In the tradition of Episcopal schools, Bishop’s chapel program also values intentional pluralism; we honor difference, inviting the stories and histories of religion and faith, race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, ability and age.
The chapel program at Bishop’s provides an opportunity for the community to gather weekly during 25-minute grade-level chapels that are often led by students under the guidance of the School’s chaplain, an Episcopal priest. These chapels represent the richness of the beliefs and interests of the student community as well as reflect the holidays and traditions of many religions. They may take the form of a musical presentation, slide show, personal reflection or discussion of a topic of interest for the School, the greater San Diego community and/or the world.
The School has articulated five attributes that its chapel program seeks to reflect: