We live our Episcopal identity through five habits of heart and mind.
菠菜网最稳定正规平台相信上帝呼召菠菜网最稳定正规平台去爱. And because we view each of our students as a child of God, we care about them not merely as students who need to pass their courses and get on with life, 而是作为复杂的人类，他们的思想, bodies and spirits need to be nurtured and supported because they are God’s hope for a future generation. The love we practice as an Episcopal school reveals itself in sacrifice, 耐心, 说真话和, 引用St。. Paul, a willingness to build one another up and to bear one another's burdens. It is a love that both sets expectations and practices forgiveness, each in equal measure. 总而言之，菠菜网最稳定正规平台彼此关心. As an Episcopal school, we place love at the center of our life together.
菠菜网最稳定正规平台每周都聚在一起做礼拜. The purpose of chapel is to balance the hectic pace of school life with a weekly rhythm that includes pause, 祈祷, and reflection on those things and those relationships that matter most in life. Chapel is about making time each week to thank God for what we have, 在祷告中支持彼此的需要和关心, to sing in joy and celebration for the blessings of this life, 分享有意义和目的的故事. 也许是最重要也是最反文化的, chapel is where we regularly remember to be mindful of the presence of something larger than ourselves. For these reasons our chaplains and our connection to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington are essential parts of our school’s identity.
菠菜网最稳定正规平台努力成为一个欢迎的地方. Just as love of neighbor is one cornerstone of Episcopal identity, 对陌生人的热情好客是另一回事. Episcopal schools are intentionally diverse, and we believe that there are many paths to God. Our school welcomes the perspectives of other faiths and knows that we are better for their presence. We invite all who attend and work in our school both to seek clarity about their own deepest beliefs and to honor their convictions, 不管是什么, 在自己的生活中更加充实和忠诚. We believe that authentic interfaith conversation is most fruitful when each of us is clear about, 并且忠实于, 菠菜网最稳定正规平台是谁. Our Anglican tradition is a beautiful and rich one that we are eager and committed to share. In sharing it we strive mightily to be as graceful and inclusive as we can to make room for all in our community.
Service is at the heart of the Christian life and is another hallmark of Episcopal identity. We serve with deep conviction that we find our true identity as God's people precisely when we abandon our self-centered agendas to encounter and serve the other. In serving the other we learn that both the server and the served are transformed in unexpected and wonderful ways. Indeed, we learn that in serving the other we more often than not meet God. This is why service learning is at the center of our curriculum. 通过服务, our students discover that they can change the world and that their service and those they serve change them for the better as well.
We value both faith and reason, and we cherish the life of the mind. 菠菜网最稳定正规平台的信仰是寻求理解. We are eager to question and to explore the most fundamental questions in life. This is why the academic study of religion is integral to our curriculum. 作为一个独立的圣公会学校, we enjoy the freedom and exercise the responsibility to engage our students in talking openly about God and the good life. 菠菜网最稳定正规平台欢迎寻求者、怀疑者和怀疑论者. 菠菜网最稳定正规平台相信，如果菠菜网最稳定正规平台在开放的基础上建立菠菜网最稳定正规平台的社区, 诚实的, 好奇的, 谨慎而有礼貌的提问, the truth will emerge and all of us will be enlightened as a result. Our aim is to equip students’ minds with the skill and their hearts with the desire to find meaning, 宣称自己的精神身份, and to articulate their convictions with a balance of clarity, 慷慨, 和谦卑.