Lower Division

Spiritual Formation

Lower Division religious education includes weekly Bible class in addition to daily Chapel service.
Bible class is a time for the students to discuss the ideas of love and charity as they pertain to their own lives. Biblical stories are taught through games, songs, plays, stories, and reading from the Bible.

Goals

Classes are intended to be sensitive to all faiths and denominations. The Bible is presented in text and spirit to meet the following goals:
  • Early value development;
  • Awareness of God and his love;
  • Appreciation of others;
  • Geography and history of the Bible.
In the Lower Division, Bible classes meet once a week for a thirty-minute period. The study of the Hebrew (Old) and Christian (New) Testaments are alternated every other year. Memorization of Bible verses is optional and rewarded with a certificate presented in Chapel. If the student is of another faith, they are encouraged to memorize verses from their book of worship. Character traits are discussed and explored weekly (in academic classes and Chapel) through “words of the week”.

Daily Chapel Service

Casady School is an academic institution that has long been rooted in the Christian faith tradition. 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 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; much of the participation is found within the singing of hymns, praying, interacting with daily scripture readings and listening to a "Chapel talk.”

The “Chapel talk” – usually done by the chaplains, students or guests from the larger Oklahoma City community – provides a special opportunity for our students to learn 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.