Chapel, Religion, and Spirituality at Bishop Seabury Academy

CHAPEL, RELIGION, AND SPIRITUALITY AT BISHOP SEABURY ACADEMY

Bishop Seabury Academy is an Episcopal school, composed of people with various beliefs and backgrounds: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other faiths, as well as agnostics and atheists. Our goal as an Episcopal school is to nurture the spiritual and ethical life of each person and to welcome everyone to our community.
Every Wednesday morning begins with an all-school chapel conducted by the school chaplain and facilitated by a group of students and faculty who promote the values of our school. Chapel services incorporate elements of prayer, scripture, personal reflection, music, art, and technology. The school year also includes Convocation and Baccalaureate, two annual events that celebrate our community’s inclusive Episcopal heritage. From our spiritual grounding in the Episcopal tradition, we also join in the celebrations of other religious traditions.
Within the school’s liberal-humanist tradition of college preparation, students at Seabury study the world’s religions and ethical traditions rigorously and with respect. Our community service program incorporates each student into the life of our wider Lawrence community, with particular attention to and solidarity with those in need. At Seabury, we strive to serve, not to be served.
A Seabury education pushes students to wrestle with the larger questions of meaning and value in life and come to answers by way of study, discussion, service, and self-reflection. At Seabury, each person is nurtured not only academically but also physically, emotionally, and spiritually.