Spiritual Formation: First Grade Students Receive Bibles

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' possession and will be a constant companion for the next eight years of their Casady experience.
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.
 
In Lower Division, students meet in Bible class with Mrs. Vick 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, students and faculty gather 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.”
 
Most years, St. Edward's Chapel fills with students from Lower, Middle, and Upper Division three times a day. This year, that time looks a little different with students and faculty tuning into Chapel virtually most days from classrooms across campus to still share in the renewal and refreshment our Chapel services provide.
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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.