Spiritual Life

As an independent Catholic school, WSG is grounded in the Catholic tradition. Founded in the Spirit of three courageous women- Mary McLeod Bethune, Cornelia Connelly, and Claudine Thévenet, WSG draws inspiration from the legacies of these three women.


Within this context, the WSG community shares in a number of crucial religious experiences. We challenge our students to recognize God in one another and in their surroundings and to experience God in a new and vibrant way. Each day begins with Morning Prayer and Devotion; a time set aside for the reading of scripture, reflection, offering of intentions and song. This time is crucial for our community to join together in faith before embarking on the daily academic journey.


Additionally, each student studies religion and theology as part of the core academic curriculum. This curriculum gives students opportunities for Christian service and various types of religious experiences including Days of Reflection and Retreats. While our approach is respectful of all students’ religious traditions and beliefs, WSG does require respectful participation in all of the religious and spiritual activities of the school and deems it essential to our holistic program.