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What it means to be an Episcopal School

 

Episcopalians, like all Christians, believe that our life is founded on the life of Jesus, and that as a Church we are called to offer the redeeming love of God in Christ to all people. Episcopal schools are a concrete expression of the Church’s care for young people and their families, and of the belief that God calls us to love all God’s children.  This open, welcoming and loving attitude toward people of all faith traditions ensures that every child is a beloved member of the school community. 

 

As an Episcopal School in the more than 300 year tradition of Episcopalians providing excellence in education All Saints reflects a particular style and temperament that is unique to other private schools. While independent in mission, operation and governance, our relationship with the Episcopal Church connects us to the history, tradition, resources and stability of the Episcopal diocese of Texas providing All Saints a foundation that many other private schools lack.   This is especially true in the openness of Episcopal schools for having religiously diverse student and faculty.  Historically of primary concern in Episcopal Schools are excellence in education and the development of character, virtue and honor.   

 

There are five qualities of Episcopal education that guide and shape the spiritual environment of All Saints.

-An Episcopal School is comprehensive and inclusive.
-An Episcopal School values individual freedom and diversity of belief.
-The unity of an Episcopal School is based on ritual and tradition rather than doctrine.
-An Episcopal School values reason as a way to true understanding and personal character as a quality to be admired.
-An Episcopal School has a concern for the well-being of society. 

 

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