St. Thomas’s Day School is an interfaith and diverse community with an unwavering focus on respect for all people. We emphasize the value and dignity of each individual and develop students that are strong citizens of the classroom and the world.
What is St. Thomas’s Day School?
What happens during Morning Gathering in Chapel?
Chapel is the physical gathering place of the community. Morning Gathering is an expression of the ethos of the school. It offers an interactive space for students to come together to focus on core values, and deepen their understanding of holidays, traditions, beliefs, and cultures from around the world.
At St. Thomas’s Day School we believe student voices should be heard and our Morning Gathering in Chapel offers them a space to explore, share, and connect with each other.
A few examples of activities might include:
- Birthday celebrations
- Story telling, usually ethical in nature
- Student skits, poems, songs, dances, presentations
- Guest speakers
We are not a religious family, can we still attend St. Thomas’s Day School?
Yes, of course! Students and families attend St. Thomas’s from a wide variety of religious/non-religious, cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds. We strive for student awareness of religions, but do not press student acceptance of any religion.
What is taught in Religious Studies at St. Thomas’s?
St. Thomas’s has a thoughtful and inclusive program that focuses on the academic study of religion, rather than the practice. Our goal is to provide a foundation for understanding the role and impact of religion in people’s lives, and to share practices and beliefs from around the globe.
Sample values and themes during morning gathering.