At Trinity Episcopal School, we stress the value of incorporating our beliefs into our day-to-day actions. As an Episcopal School, we are rooted in a tradition that welcomes all who come through our doors. We find importance in forming a lifestyle that takes time to look inwardly so that we may be prepared to meet the world’s needs with loving action and compassionate hearts. Trinity provides places for children to raise questions and discover the myriad of dimensions pertaining to spiritual life in God. We promote ecumenical dialogue and refrain from dictating the answers or narrowing the journey to one path, all while providing a safe place where children are comfortable introducing themselves to the many elements of religious life. Most importantly, we model what our world could look like as we meet each and every child with love.
Each day at Trinity Episcopal School begins with our morning Chapel for First through Eighth grade students. Chapel services are led by myself and include our headmaster, students, and a series of guest speakers that add additional viewpoints on various topics and issues. Chapel provides a time to come together as a community and sing, pray, and reflect on how God is working within our School, New Orleans, and our world. Our chapel services include a dedicated time of silence to help our community feel centered for the day ahead. Students and faculty are also encouraged to bring individual prayer requests to our daily services so that they may be heard and held by the community. In Les Enfants, Chapel is held every Thursday morning. Our Pink House (Pre-K through K) Chapel is held every Friday morning. We welcome family members to participate in both our big school (First through Eighth Grade) and Pink House Chapels.
Trinity’s religious studies classes are held for Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade students. Our Prekindergarten through First Grade religious studies classes experience our Godly Play curriculum. The emphasis for the Second through Fourth Grade religious studies classes is on the teaching of Judeo-Christian values, the stories of the Bible, and respect for each individual. In Middle School we continue the work we have started in Lower School by diving deeper into both the Old and New Testaments, the history of the Christian church, world religions, and ethics.
Trinity School serves its constituency by honoring its mission statement, reflecting on the Chapel experience, living the tenets of our school prayer by offering to be gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave, and learning ways to better serve our world by providing a religious curriculum that supplements the children’s core classwork.
The Rev. Bobby “Mr. H” Hadzor
Chaplain & Religious Studies Teacher