Student Life
Spiritual Life

Chapel Program

St. Timothy’s School has a common spiritual heritage from both Hannah More Academy and St. Timothy’s School in the practices of the Episcopal Church. Our affiliation with the Episcopal Church imparts fundamental principles, which provide a moral compass for the community. Our weekly chapel service is based on the Book of Common Prayer 1979.

We require chapel attendance for all students and faculty. The School recognizes that not all members are Episcopalian or Christian, yet attendance is believed to support our common life, wellness and mission. Therefore, chapel services seek to reflect the diversity of faith traditions in our community and are not a place to proselytize or recruit anyone to a different point of view. St. Timothy’s welcomes students of all faiths and draws strength from a diversity of beliefs and experiences.

Elements Used in Chapel 
Texts: Chapel services seek to use the primary sacred text for service and worship. The Christian bible provides the basis for text used weekly. Other sacred texts are used with respect to their customs and practice.

Rites and Rituals: The primary rites used in the chapel are the Eucharist Rite Two from the Book of Common Prayer. Chapel services offer the rites or spiritual practices of other traditions as appropriate and respectful of the day being observed.

Public Prayer: All traditions of spirituality offer the chance to use public or spoken participation. While it is not compulsory it is hoped all will engage in each service to explore their own feelings, insights and spiritual learnings that each service offers.

Book of Common Prayer Liturgy: The BCP worship is called a liturgy; the work of the believing community.

Additional Spaces on Campus
The Erin Michele Levitas '11 Garden of Peace and Remembrance – Named for St. Timothy's alumna Erin Levitas '11, who passed away in 2016, the Garden is located on the west side of Carter House. This is a space for quiet reflection. A Peace Pole is in the garden to remind us that our growing young leaders will impact our global community, saying “May Peace Prevail on the Earth.”

The Class of 1965 Labyrinth – Installed in the Fall of 2015 and dedicated in May 2016, the Class of 1965 Labyrinth is a place for meditative walking. The labyrinth has for centuries been a format for a person to recall what grounds or centers her soul and being. It is a calm way to restore strengthen and clarity in our lives. The format is a journey taken over a short time that can connect us with witnesses from history long ago.
Chartered in 1832, St. Timothy's School is a private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St. Timothy's offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12, and Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 9 and 10.