Campus Life

Faith Identity

Lovett welcomes, celebrates, and honors students of all different faiths and backgrounds. The Lovett School values and encourages a sense of responsibility to God, respect for diversity, service to others, and moral awareness. We expect our graduates to be people of honor and faith, striving to do what is right at all times.

 
 


Faith at Lovett -


With her retirement in 1954, Eva Edwards Lovett entered the school into a formal partnership with The Cathedral of St. Philip, clarifying a commitment to fostering spiritual growth in our community. While no longer formally affiliated with the Episcopal Church, we honor our Episcopal heritage and continue to share in its values and perspective. The Lovett School is a community rooted in faith, love, and belonging. We come together regularly for prayer, reflection and celebration. We seek to model God’s love and grace. We honor the dignity of all people because we believe that everyone is made in the image of a loving God. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Is Lovett a Christian school? 

    Lovett is an inclusively Christian school which invites all - regardless of religious backgrounds they may have - to explore their own beliefs and faithfully live out their spiritual convictions.
    Lovett’s faith identity is grounded in the values of our Episcopal heritage.
  • How does Lovett’s faith identity impact community life?

    Lovett is committed to a faith tradition lived out through five primary elements: shared worship, an emphasis on community life and pastoral care, religious education, spiritual growth, and a commitment to social justice. Three school chaplains lead these efforts with the entire Lovett community - faculty, staff, students and families.
  • Is chapel attendance mandatory?

    All students and faculty attend weekly chapel services by division as a commitment to fostering spiritual growth in all people.
  • What goes on in a typical chapel service?

    The chaplains of all three divisions are ministers from various Christian traditions. Though different in age-appropriate ways, all three chapel services follow the same basic structure.  
     
    Every service includes:
    • a processional of a cross and torches carried by acolytes
    • a call to worship
    • readings from the Old and New Testaments
    • prayers for the community, including the Lord’s Prayer
    • music 
    • a message
    • a benediction
    Both Christian and Non-Christian holidays are recognized and celebrated throughout the academic year. Messages are drawn from biblical texts and often touch upon issues and events arising within and beyond the community. These services provide a distinctive time for school members to come together as a community to reflect on the meaning of the higher values we espouse in our personal and collective lives. All-school chapel services are held three times each year, gathering our Kindergarten through Grade 12 students, faculty and staff for fellowship.
  • Does Lovett require religious instruction?

    All students (K through 12) are required to take religion classes.  The curriculum looks at religious belief as a living, breathing, relevant part of what it means to be human. Students analyze ancient texts and human behavior in an attempt to more fully understand how people have wrestled, and continue to wrestle, with the divine.
  • If I’m not Christian, will I feel like I belong?

    Lovett honors and celebrates all students whatever their background and beliefs. Our chaplains structure religious services in such a way that all participants can feel a part of the experience. Students and faculty of all religious faith traditions have opportunities to speak and share. Religion classes encourage critical thinking and welcome free and open conversation to help all students find their own answers to life’s biggest questions.
The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school where children from Kindergarten through Grade 12 find the courage to explore and the drive to discover.

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