Spiritual Life

What it means to be an Episcopal School

The National Association of Episcopal Schools writes, “Episcopal schools exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God… They are created to serve God in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion.”

As an Episcopal school, St. Anne’s is grounded in the rich history of intellectual inquiry that characterizes Anglican education. While Episcopal schools vary widely, all are inclusive of children and families from all backgrounds. We take time to celebrate the many religious and faith experiences that are important to members of our diverse community.

Episcopal schools do not strive to convert, evangelize, or indoctrinate children into a particular set of religious beliefs. Rather we model one religious perspective through words and deeds, by means of everything from the rituals observed to the way we live together and treat one another in community.

Our chapel services, religion classes, and devotions program rely most heavily on Christian tradition and the Christian Bible, but we also explicitly value and include important celebrations and study of the other major religions of the world. The unifying perspective is that God loves every person and wishes to be in relationship with all, and that our response to that unconditional love is to love and serve our neighbor with all the gifts and talents with which we have been blessed.

Chapel photos

Pre-K Students in Chapel
Every morning, every class makes time for daily devotions – to clear their minds and hearts and set their intentions for the day.
One Parent's Words
The two greatest strengths of St. Anne's are the commitment to providing excellent academics in a caring, nurturing environment. The spiritual component of the school adds a great deal to this, and we appreciate the presence of a chaplain on staff. Being able to incorporate the secular and the spiritual as St. Anne's does, adds to the richness of school-life there.
-Parent of an alum, class of 2009
211 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
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