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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

Chapel Partners

Christ Episcopal School students sitting together in chapel showing kindness and caring

CES provides two central practices to continually enrich the community's spiritual vitality: daily chapel and our Chapel Partners Program.

Daily Chapel

Our staff and students in Kindergarten - 8th Grade gather daily for worship. We welcome families of all faiths, and use Chapel as a time of reflection and focus on character. Chapel services involve special music, student presentations, guest speakers, etc., and students actively participate in chapel services. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. Learn more about spiritual life at CES.

Chapel Partner Program

A longstanding tradition of the daily chapel service is our Chapel Partner Program, wherein each child in the Lower School is paired with an older Middle School student to foster nurturing relationships across grade levels, caring leadership of older students, and a deepening of friendships throughout the community.

Students reflect with their partners upon stories presented in chapel, become familiar with the Book of Common Prayer--from which we often read the Psalms and prayers--and engage in worship as both collaborators and friends. These pairings continue throughout the entire school year, sprinkled with seasonal parties, picnics and other social events to further strengthen their bonds.

Each year, new chapel partnerships form so that cross-connections continually expand. Daily chapel and these relationships deeply nourish both our spiritual health and our experience as a caring community.