Though grounded in the Episcopal tradition, Wooster School enrolls and serves students of many faiths. Once a week, students gather in the James Marshall Chapel for reflection, readings, singing, and discussion. Though the Judeo-Christian tradition is our focus, we honor all faiths and welcome speakers from other backgrounds as well. Our Chapel program helps all students understand that life is a mystery, and that all people have value.
Service to Others
Valuing other people means we must give our time and talent to make lives better. Every Wooster student is required to participate in community service to the extent of his or her abilities and with minimum requirements set at all grade levels. Beginning in Lower School, students hold bake sales to raise money for special causes, or help prepare care packages for the Midnight Run, an all-school project that delivers food, clothing, and health care bags to homeless people in New York City. Middle Schoolers work at food pantries, visit local nursing homes, and perform 15 hours of community service beyond school planned activities. Upper School students are required to complete 100 hours of community service working on events like the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, the Midnight Run, or the Alternative Spring Break, which sends a small group of students on a mission project away from home. Students also participate in community-wide projects with groups like Habitat for Humanity, and at local women's shelters and food kitchens.
The Wooster School Prayer
Oh God, You have given us every good gift.
We thank You for the bounty of your creation,
your teachings through the ages,
the love of family and friends,
and the goodly heritage of this school.
Bless us we pray, in our work and in our play.
Make us gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave.
Keep us in purity of heart,
and let the life of our school go on from strength to strength,
and have its place and meaning in your kingdom.