Religion

religion

The Saint Constantine School is a ministry of The Antiochian Orthodox Church, and rooted in its life and principles. The Orthodox church has been the home of Christians throughout the Middle East for thousands of years, and in this time of ever-increasing persecution we are proud to serve as an extension of that home.

Every member of our faculty, staff, and leadership is a dedicated and practicing Christian. We come from a variety of Christian traditions and churches, but all affirm belief in creedal Christianity as it has been handed down over the ages.

As a Classical school, the great works, beliefs, and true ideas of Christianity are woven throughout all our subjects, most particularly in the humanities and the arts. Lower School students will learn about the life of Christ through story and in Greek lessons, will learn the patterns of the Church year as a daily part of their classes, and become literate in the music and liturgy of the Church in music class.  Middle and Upper School Students will read books of the Bible, and the great theologians and philosophers of the Church throughout their humanities seminars, learning to think about them well and to discuss them with intellectual vigor and charity. Global Church history will be woven throughout all student’s history classes, just as the art of Christian churches, including iconography, will be studied and practiced in studio art class.

School starts every day with morning prayers led by our Campus Spiritual Director or a visiting priest, and we host divine liturgy for students once a month, allowing students of all Christian traditions to experience the ancient practice of their eastern brethren and the persecuted church.