Chapel has been at the heart of St. Nicholas since the school began at Grace Episcopal Church in 1958. This is a time to gather as a community and offer praise to God through song, prayer and fellowship. Level 1 - Level 7 students gather daily, along with many parents, families and special guests, while Pk3 students have a weekly chapel of their own until they are eventually ready to join the traditional all-school chapel.
Because we are an Episcopal school, St. Nicholas follows a simplified liturgy of the Episcopal Church, especially designed for children. This structure lends familiarity and routine, yet also leaves room for a variety of perspectives. The St. Nicholas chapel program models open-mindedness, tolerance, and acceptance of differences. Each child grows in their own faith and is encouraged to recognize what we have in common as well as valuing our differences. Chapel cultivates a sincere and deep love for God, ourselves and each other.
The school year theme provides inspiration for many Chapel talks, as well as classroom conversations, service projects and school-wide activities. This year, our theme reminds us that when we are rooted in a healthy body, mind, and spirit, we are able to find our voice, and speak our truth.
Chapel Events 2023-2024
All events begin at 8:25am unless otherwise noted.
Other dates will be added during the school year as plans are confirmed.
Wednesday, October 18: Bishop Cole visits in Chapel
Friday, November 10 : L3 Veteran's Day Chapel
Tuesday, November 14: Diwali Chapel
Friday, November 17: L7 Thanksgiving Chapel
Wednesday, December 6: L6 St. Nicholas Day Chapel
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm: UP Holiday Program
Thursday, December 14: L5 Lessons & Carols Chapel
Tuesday, January 16: L4 MLK Tribute Chapel
Tuesday, February 13: L7 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race (after chapel)
Friday, April 5 at 2 pm : MP Drama performance w/ Barry Stuart Mann
Friday, April 19 at 9 am: LP Theme Day Program (replaces regular chapel time)
Friday, April 26 at 9 am: ELC InChoiry Program (replaces regular chapel time)
Friday, May 3: Grandparents Day (all levels; schedule TBA)
Thursday, May 23: Pk3/ELC Promotion, 9:00 am / L7 Graduation 11:00 am
Friday, May 24: LP Promotion, 9:00 am / L5 +L6 Promotion 10:30 am