The Episcopal Spirit at Casady School

Casady School began in 1947 as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. The spirit and values of the Episcopal Church are reflected in every aspect of our mission. College preparatory schools are an important part of the Episcopal Church's mission. You can find Episcopal Schools in nearly every major city in the United States.

What is “The Episcopal Church?” 

The Episcopal Church began as the reinstitution of the Church of England in the American Colonies after the Revolutionary War. The Church of England, from its beginnings, was a hybrid of Catholic and Protestant Christianity. It was formed to bring together people from disparate Christian groups. Because of this, the desire to bring together a wide variety of people is built into our identity. We are an inclusive church, sometimes referred to as a “broad church.” This spirit is an essential part of daily life at Casady School, enthusiastically welcoming families of all faiths as well as those with no religious affiliation. 

The Episcopal spirit of welcome is expressed with:

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  • Daily Chapel Services in the Episcopal Christian tradition that include education and recognition of other faith traditions, as well as moral and ethical formation.

  • Campus-wide Service Learning that teaches students to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

  • Social and Emotional formation that cultivates a sense of personal well-being, balance, and self care.

  • The celebration of inclusivity and love for one another where we, as the Episcopal Baptismal covenant says, “respect the dignity of every human being'' (Episcopal Book of Common Prayer Baptismal Covenant).

Daily Chapel

The heart and soul of our religious life at Casady are our Daily Chapel services for 1st through 12th Grade. Every day students take a break from their academic work to walk around Casady Lake to acknowledge the God who created them and loves them. It is a deeply loved tradition at Casady School.

Weekly Communion Service

A weekly communion service is available for the entire Casady Community, held on Wednesday mornings before the start of school at 7:00 a.m. The School is lifted up in prayer, and we break bread around Christ’s table.

Divisional Spiritual Formation

Our Primary Division follows a Montessori curriculum connected to their weekly Chapel Service. Primary also hosts occasional guests from a variety of faith traditions who share their culture with the children.

Our Lower Division’s religious education includes weekly Bible class in addition to daily Chapel. Students consider ideas of love and community as they pertain to their own lives. Classes are intended to be sensitive to all faiths and denominations. 

Our Middle Division Bible curriculum is a four year closer reading of the larger arc of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. This class introduces some of the more complex contextual elements of religious studies, introduces interpretive skills, and attempts to strike a balance between a devotional reading and an academic skills approach.

Upper Division students attend daily Chapel where a wide variety of topics are covered; from Christian theology and devotion, education on inter-faith and world religions, the celebration of service to the community, as well as compassionate ethics and morality.

A Christian School With an Interfaith Community

One of the distinctive traits of Episcopal Schools are the rich variety of religious culture found in their students and families. We are an Episcopal Christian school who seeks to be welcoming to students and families of a variety of faith traditions, as well as for families who have no religious practice. This is the inclusive nature of the Episcopal Church and helps form one of the most needed skills in your student’s education - learning to live in a diverse and multicultural world.

Faith at Casady

Casady School is an academic institution that has been rooted in the Christian faith tradition since the School's 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 all faith traditions.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. 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.