Every day in the Lower School is filled with eager and engaged students, inspiring teachers, the joy of learning, exploration and fun.
All Lower School students begin their day, Monday – Thursday, coming together in the peaceful and centering setting of Chapel. They enter the doors and are greeted by teachers and administrators and sit with their classmates and teacher. In the Episcopal tradition, they sing, learn from a daily homily, pray, reflect and start the day anew. All are welcome and encouraged to participate, and often other religious holidays and traditions are observed.
St. Margaret’s chaplains incorporate one of our six character words: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, into the homily messages. There are times each month when homilies are delivered by other members of our professional community. Each Monday, our student leadership teams deliver video presentations including events for the week, character trait reminders, action steps toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and special announcements. Beginning in grade 3, students serve as acolytes, readers, and assist with the Chapel technology. It is just one of many leadership opportunities in the Lower School.