In light of its history, Saint Mary’s Hall maintains many Christian-based traditions, symbols, and ceremonies, but does not seek to promote or favor one faith over others. We also feel it is important to acknowledge and celebrate Christmas, Easter, and major holidays of the faiths represented in our school. We believe the guidance, direction, and strength derived from religious faith plays a large part in the fulfillment of our school’s mission of producing ethical students with life-long moral and spiritual values. Please refer to Saint Mary's Hall's Statement of Religious Expression to learn more about religion at Saint Mary's Hall.
Religious Studies As Part of the Curriculum
Religious studies will continue to be an ongoing part of our Upper School curriculum either as a significant portion of a world studies course included in Saint Mary’s Hall graduation requirements or as an independent course required for graduation. This study of the major religions of the world is required in order to support increased awareness of diverse religious perspectives and to promote respect for the beliefs of people of various faith traditions.
Our school chaplain leads the non-denominational services, and students regularly participate in leadership roles by offering music, a reading or presenting at the services. He is also available for consultation, support of special needs, and individual prayer.
Each division gathers for a time of worship and reflection each Monday in order to be inspired to love God and one another through music, scripture readings, and inspiring stories of faith & service.
Guest speakers present frequently at the Upper & Middle School chapels on a variety of topics. Examples of presentations or lessons include: