A unique school tradition, Prayers is a vital part of the school day, a little slice of school life that is loved by students and alumnae. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, sometimes inspirational, Prayers promotes a special bond that enhances cooperation and learning as students head off for classes.
Prayers begins at 7:55 a.m. in the Price Gym. Everyone – head of school, administrators, faculty, students, staff – attends this 20-minute morning assembly. Three mornings a week, special programs are presented. A twelfth grader gives her senior speech. An alumna shares her experiences in the working world. A teacher talks about his summer travels. A guest tells of her volunteer work after accepting an award. Announcements - scores of games, meeting dates and times, college acceptances, special honors - are made. Every other week, middle school students have their own Prayers highlighting topics of interest to younger girls.
Prayers is devoted to Chapel once a week. While closely associated with Old St. Paul's Church and the Episcopal tradition, SPSG recognizes the multicultural backgrounds of its students and is supportive of all religions. Chapel focuses on the spiritual with words, prayers, and music that celebrate God, but is respectful of the rich diversity within the SPSG community.
Thursday is reserved for class meetings.
Prayers is one of the most cherished SPSG traditions. When alumnae return to school, they always ask about Prayers, and they are always happy to hear that the tradition remains intact and that students enjoy Prayers as much today as they did when they were SPSG students.
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