An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

Spiritual Life

An Episcopal School: Our Responsibility

The National Association of Episcopal Schools writes, “Episcopal schools exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God… They are created to serve God in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion.”

As an Episcopal school, St. Anne’s is grounded in the rich history of intellectual inquiry that characterizes Anglican education. While Episcopal schools vary widely, all are inclusive of children and families from all backgrounds. We take time to celebrate the many religious and faith experiences that are important to members of our diverse community.


Our Chapel Theme for 2019-20

4th Graders Singing "Be Strong & Courageous" in one of nine outdoor classrooms.

Our 4th Grades singing Be Strong and Courageous

Spiritual Life at St. Anne's Episcopal School

Outdoor Chapel

Episcopal schools do not strive to convert, evangelize, or indoctrinate children into a particular set of religious beliefs. Rather we model one religious perspective through words and deeds, by means of everything from the rituals observed to the way we live together and treat one another in community.

Our chapel services, religion classes, and devotions program rely most heavily on Christian tradition and the Christian Bible, but we also explicitly value and include important celebrations and study of the other major religions of the world. The unifying perspective is that God loves every person and wishes to be in relationship with all, and that our response to that unconditional love is to love and serve our neighbor with all the gifts and talents with which we have been blessed.

Annual Chapel Events

  • Founders Day
  • Courage
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Yom Kippur
  • Quaker Meeting
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Diwali
  • All Saints Day
  • Baby Blessing
  • Thanksgiving
  • Special Friends Day
  • Epiphany Celebration
  • Peace and Justice: MLK
  • Absalom Jones
  • Tenebrae
  • Mary 
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Holy Communion: Easter
  • Tenebrae
  • Earth Day
  • Hymn Sing for Spring
  • Eucharist
  • Commencement 
  • Hanukkah

Lower School Peace March 

Middle School Epiphany 

2nd Graders: "Thanks Alot"