Spiritual Life

Lovett welcomes students of many different faiths and backgrounds.

Although not formally affiliated with any specific religious tradition, The Lovett School values and encourages a sense of responsibility to God, respect for diversity, service to others, and moral awareness, and expects its graduates to be men and women of honor and faith.

While respecting all religious traditions, chapel at Lovett is an inclusively Christian service. All students and faculty meet once a rotation for the chapel service by division. 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, and a benediction. Both Christian and Non-Christian holidays are recognized and celebrated throughout the academic year. Messages are drawn from the readings from the day 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 for fellowship.

Lovett's closing All-School Chapel is such a special time. It’s a visual reminder that we’re a K-12 institution, molding the children from youngest to oldest. When you see the seniors recessing out from the service, they don’t just thank their Upper School teachers. They find their Lower and Middle School teachers to hug, too. That’s what Lovett is all about. It’s about creating the whole child, from beginning to end.

Charissa Gransden, Lower School Teacher

Bible and religion department courses--required in all school divisions--establish a foundation of Biblical knowledge, address basic Judeo-Christian beliefs, and foster an understanding of major world religions.

Student vestries in all school divisions offer opportunities for their members to contribute to the community. In addition to planning weekly chapel services, students participate in faith-building retreats and service projects.

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