The academic study of religion is an essential element of an Episcopal education.
Though the content overlaps at times, Episcopal schools maintain a distinction between gatherings for worship and discipleship and the study of religion within the classroom. The academic study of religion at Porter-Gaud offers students the opportunity to humbly, critically, and comparatively explore sacred texts and the major religious traditions of the world, as well as the groundings, theories, and applications of moral philosophy. True to our Anglican heritage, this pursuit integrates faith and reason and is grounded in academic excellence. The religious studies curriculum is offered across all divisions. It is age-appropriate for the intellectual and spiritual development of our students and is as fully rigorous as Porter-Gaud’s other academic course offerings.