Primary Division

Spiritual Formation

In the Primary Division, religious and ethical instruction is presented through Chapel Service, provided once a week.
In the Primary division, the theology curriculum is primarily experienced through the weekly Chapel service, which takes place Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. and lasts approximately fifteen to twenty minutes. The purpose and objective of the Bible curriculum within the Primary Division is to introduce each child to the experience and knowledge of God, particularly as found in the stories from the Hebrew (Old) and Christian (New) Testaments. The Students’ theology curriculum is based upon Jerome Berryman’s program, Godly Play, which is concrete and parallels to the Montessori methodology and philosophy of the Primary Division.

Weekly Chapel Service

Casady School is an academic institution that has been rooted in the Christian faith tradition since its founding in 1947. Our faith is primarily expressed through the sacraments, liturgy, and traditions of our Episcopal identity. While our foundation is solidly Christian, we welcome students of many different faith traditions.

Each Friday, St. Edward's Chapel fills with Primary Division students and faculty for a time of spiritual refreshment, prayer, and worship. Weekly Chapel consists of an abbreviated, yet spirit-filled, prayer service from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer. During the service, students participate in a variety of ways: singing hymns, praying, interacting with daily scripture readings, and listening to a "Chapel talk.”

The “Chapel talk” is presented by the chaplains and a Primary Division teacher trained in the Godly Play curriculum creates a special opportunity for our students to learn values of faith, hope, and love. Music, creativity, and media often provide the platform through which these values are expressed. The ultimate hope for our students' Chapel experience is that they will not only realize their value as children of God, but also take the values learned within the confines of this Holy place and share them with the world.
Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.