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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