Traditions We Love

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  • Chapel Service

    Each grade gathers weekly for a chapel service led by students under the guidance of the School’s chaplain, an Episcopal priest.
  • Community Service

    From the potato gardens during World War I to a recent clothing drive for an orphanage in Mexico, service is a long-standing tradition at Bishop’s and an integral part of our Episcopal identity.
  • Milk Break


    Students still enjoy our mid-morning snack known as "milk break" which is an alumni favorite whether you are from the days of milk and cereal, trays of cookies and graham crackers.
  • The Quad



    Bishopians don’t walk on the Quad before noon (now, first lunch).

The Bishop's School Song


All hail to you, dear Bishop’s School, your praise with you we sing.
Long may your spirit govern us, and inspiration bring.
Simplicity, Serenity, Sincerity, all three.
May we reflect these gracious gifts, in constant loyalty.
Friendships we’ve made are ever dear; knowledge gained increases year by year; power to conquer, proved in work and play carries us along life’s way.
For perfect truth you’ve given us and faith that cannot fail.
Our song proclaims our love for you, all hail, Bishop’s School, all hail!

The Bishop's School Hymn

Lord, speak to me that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek,
Thy erring children lost and lone.

O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.

O strengthen me, that while I stand
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestlers with the troubled sea.

Oh teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious words Thou dost impart;
And wing my words, that they may reach
The hidden depths of many a heart.

O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where;
Until Thy blessed face I see
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.
Amen.

The Bishop's School Prayer

Bless, O Heavenly Father, this school.
Make us ready to be taught and willing to obey.
Enrich us with faithfulness and loving wisdom.
Quicken our minds in the desire for knowledge and our hearts in the love of virtue.
Deliver us from fear of that which is new and scorn of that which is old.
Strengthen us in body and spirit that we may be prepared for service to our country and the world.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

San Miguel School Hymn

O San Miguel, to Thee
We raise our song of praise;
For help and guidance
Strength and grace,
Directing all our ways.
Saint Michael, watching o’er us,
Protect us all our days;
And keep our rev’rent hearts and minds
Forever in thy praise.

San Miguel School Prayer

Blessed Saint Michael,
Prince of Heavenly Hosts,
Be Thou our Helpful Patron.
Pray for us to our Heavenly Father
That we may be clean of heart,
Diligent of mind,
And strong of body;
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.