Wisdom, Honor, Service
Reflecting our Episcopal identity and our mission to become instruments of God’s peace and justice in the world, the tenets of Parish Episcopal School are Wisdom, Honor and Service.
The goals of Religious Life at Parish are modeled on the Principles and Practices of Episcopal Schools created by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).
A Community of Faithfulness
Parish is a community of faculty, staff and students that honors, celebrates and worships God as the center of life.
A Community That Models God’s Love and Grace
Parish models serving God in Christ to all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability or religion. In the arenas of academic and extracurricular life, we strive to honor and respect the dignity of every human being. Community Service – locally, nationally and internationally – is one of the clearest ways we live out this commitment.
A Diverse Community
Parish is a religiously, culturally and socio-economically diverse community. We believe that empathy and understanding help us each become better equipped for the world we inherit.
A Multi-faith Community in Worship and Prayer
Students, faculty and staff of any and all faith traditions attend daily chapel and worship services. Gathering as a community, as a sign of our dependence on that which is mysterious and holy, allows each member of the School to grow in their own beliefs. We are a community that strives to honor people of all faith traditions through:
- Religious literacy
- Exploration and security in personal beliefs
- Strong moral agency and ethical decision making
At Parish we demonstrate and instill the concept of leadership by example. Serving others is part of our culture and curriculum. Students are encouraged to think of others first and to make a difference by sharing their talents without expectation of reward. We believe this kind of leading with integrity is vitally important to instill in the leaders of tomorrow.