Spiritual Formation: First Grade Students Receive Bibles
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 any faith tradition.
Earlier this week, Casady first graders were presented the Bibles they will use through Lower and Middle Division in the School's religious education curriculum. These Bibles will remain in each students' progression and will be a constant companion for the next eight years of their Casady experience.
In Lower Division, students meet in Bible class with Mrs. Vick each week for 30 minutes and learn the stories of the Hebrew (Old) and Christian (New) Testaments, which are alternated between every year. Character traits are discussed and explored weekly both in Bible class and during Chapel time.
By Middle Division, students are ready for more discussion and analysis of the Bible and its stories and lessons in their Biblical Literature class. In fifth grade, students take part in a careful reading of the book of Genesis. Sixth graders read through the Exodus, the Wilderness, and the Conquest of Canaan. By seventh grade, students study the 10th Century United Monarchy, Babylonian Captivity and the Prophets. And in their eighth grade year, students grapple with the emergence of Christianity out of Judaism.
Each day, St. Edward's Chapel fills with students and faculty for a time of spiritual refreshment, prayer, and worship. Daily 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” – presented by the chaplains, students, or guests from the larger Oklahoma City community – provides a special opportunity for our students to learn the values of faith, hope, and love. Music, creativity, and media often provide the platforms through which these values are expressed by the speakers. 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 is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Casady School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.