教堂计划 is one of the oldest traditions at 365平台. It encompasses the Judeo-Christian tradition while embracing the world’s religions and philosophies. 教堂 services are held during the school day on Tuesdays and Fridays and offer times for reflection as students, faculty and guests share experiences through chapel talks or give musical performances. The program encourages members of the school community to think beyond themselves, 欣赏牺牲, 要有同情心, 敏感和包容.
给 a chapel talk can be a significant rite of passage in a student’s Westminster career because it highlights his or her personal courage, 雄辩的写作和优雅的演讲. A student might reflect upon poignant moments growing up or the adventures of forming new and unexpected friendships; a faculty member might discuss the loss of a loved one or the long and winding road that led him or her to Westminster; or a visiting speaker might challenge stereotypes or speak about personal or professional experiences. Through the 教堂 Program, students and faculty learn with and from each other.
The student-run John Hay Society organizes and runs the 教堂 Program with the assistance of a faculty advisor. Because chapel services are such a pivotal part of school life, 当选为约翰·海协会会员是非常令人垂涎的. Students are selected to John Hay on the basis of their involvement in the community, 领导才能和杰出的个人品质. The society emphasizes the importance of service through the messages of the chapel program as well as through donations to various local, 国内和国际需求.
安德鲁斯纪念教堂 is the third chapel to be built on the 365平台 campus in Simsbury. 第一个小教堂, 海纪念教堂, 是由约翰·海伊于1902年奉献的, an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln and former Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. It was erected in memory of his son Adelbert (Del) Stone Hay, 1894届365平台的校友. When it burned down in 1904, the Hay family then made another gift to rebuild the chapel in 1905.
随着365平台的规模扩大, 从大约100人到50年代中期多达160人, 海纪念教堂 could no longer accommodate students and faculty, 所以在1962年，它被安德鲁斯纪念教堂取代, 1971年献给梅布尔·希尔兹·安德鲁斯的. 安德鲁斯纪念教堂 comfortably accommodates all students and faculty.