“…Trained and dedicated leadership by Christian men and women is the terrible and impelling need of mankind today. Man must once again be made relevant to his high destiny, and this can be done only by those with keen and discerning minds who have been especially schooled for the task.”
Leadership at Episcopal and Beyond
One of Episcopal’s founding principles that still guides us today is the imperative that its students be prepared for a lifetime of Christian leadership and service to others. Episcopal seeks to develop in each student a strong sense of his or her leadership ability and an equally strong desire to use that ability in service to others and to the community. Leadership opportunities exist on sports teams, ensemble casts, the Community Service council, student vestry, School-sponsored clubs, Discipline and Honor Councils, and Episcopal’s student government, known as the Senate, a student leadership organization that has existed since the School’s beginning.
Leadership in the community is expected and encouraged; students are able to volunteer their time while exploring their personal passions. For example, it is not uncommon for a student to form their own relationship with a community organization, raise donations for them through a special event or hold a holiday party, all on his own time and with the student’s own resources.
In addition to service opportunities, Episcopal seeks to enrich our student body with students from diverse backgrounds. Three programs administered by the Community Service Department strive to develop qualified applicants to Episcopal and to ensure their success once they enroll.
- The Young Wings program encourages seventh and eighth grade students in leadership classes to volunteer after school
- New Horizons helps to identify and support highly talented students who could benefit from an Episcopal education, but who need financial assistance and/or pre-enrollment academic bolstering.
- Safe Nest is a school-wide heightening of awareness to ensure that our campus is a sensitive and welcoming place for students of diverse backgrounds.