Our Episcopal identity is defined in daily chapel services, by incorporating chapel lessons into the classroom, in Godly Play classes and in our respectful, welcoming environment.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:14 – 16
In chapel we sing and sign the Creed. “I believe in God above. I believe in Jesus’ love. I believe His Spirit, too, comes to lead me into Truth. I believe that I can be kind and loving, Lord, like thee.”
Music at CES gives our children the building blocks to explore music independently. Our students learn to read and notate music and have multiple opportunities to sing, move, and play instruments.
They showcase their singing talents every year duing our Christmas program.
Each year, the CES art teacher focuses on each student participating in several media and experiences. By the end of the year, they will have an extensive portfolio with a wide variety of projects and learning experiences from different artists, movements, or cultures.
Teaching the whole child means teaching not only the head and the heart but the body as well. Like our academic curriculum, our PE program creates space for individuality and sets goals that result in significant achievements.
Because the groundwork of fluency in a world language is best established early on, we begin teaching Spanish in Kindergarten. Three times each week, Lower School students are immersed in a multi-sensory learning environment that moves from the alphabet, numbers, and basic greetings to weave vocabulary into conversational phrases. Study and celebration of various traditions and customs in the Spanish-speaking world add interest and texture to lessons on grammar and vocabulary.
Episcopal schools are known for educational excellence. As embodiments of the Christian faith, they serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion and “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.” This intentional pluralism is also a distinguishing hallmark of Episcopal schools.
In addition, Episcopal schools:
Come together for regular chapel and worship services that are creative, age-appropriate, inclusive, and grounded in the traditions of the Episcopal Church.
Value and emphasize a community life in which the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.
Engage in a study of religion that is academically substantive, age-appropriate, and fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.
Integrate the ideals and concepts of equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school. Community service is an integral part of the life of the school.