Primary Division

Spiritual Formation

In the Primary Division, religious and ethical instruction is presented through a once a week Chapel Service.
In the Primary division, the theology curriculum is primarily experienced through the weekly Chapel service, which is provided 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’ experience of the curriculum is based upon Jerome Berryman’s program, Godly Play, which is very concrete and parallel in methodology to the Montessori philosophy of the Primary Division.

Weekly 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 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; 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” is done by the chaplains and a Primary Division teacher trained in the Godly Play curriculum, creating 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 is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.