About

Belonging at CCES

Objectives

Our Commitment

From its founding over six decades ago, the core values of Christ Church Episcopal School have been consistent and clear: academic excellence, preparation for whatever lies ahead, athletic and artistic opportunity, service to others, care for one another, and spiritual groundedness as a community. These inviolable values guide us in all we do.

As an Episcopal school, these values rest firmly on the Baptismal Covenant which calls us to “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.” In striving to live fully into our Episcopal Identity, we are called to model God’s love and grace by putting our faith into action. 

One part of putting our faith into action is seeking to serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. Creating a sense of belonging in a diverse community like CCES is not merely a program. Instead, it is simply part of the foundational work we are called to do. To this end, the we've adopted a set of objectives to guide us in our work.

A Statement from the Board of Trustees

As an Episcopal School we are upheld by the Baptismal Covenant which calls us “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

To this end the Board of Trustees tasked the administration to cultivate an inclusive community where all students, faculty, and staff engage others with mutual respect, embrace and honor differences, and build a sense of belonging for all.  CCES students will have opportunity and access to reach their fullest potential and will develop the skills necessary to eagerly participate and thrive in an increasingly global world through understanding, respecting, and honoring others with different backgrounds, perspectives, and talents.

From National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES): 

“Episcopal schools have been established…not solely as communities for Christians, like a parish church, but as…diverse ministries of educational and human formation for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Episcopal schools are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. In fact, the intentional pluralism of most Episcopal schools is a hallmark of their missions… Episcopal schools are clear, yet graceful, about how they articulate and express their basic identities, especially in their religious curricula and traditions. Episcopal schools invite all who attend and work in them—Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians, Christians and non-Christians, people of no faith tradition—both to seek clarity about their own beliefs and religions and to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives. Above all, 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.”
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileged, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.