Act Justly, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

Each year, Episcopal Day School chooses a theme that will shape the school year. Teachers and administration share ideas that will help us grow as a community and institution, and when those ideas are narrowed down we look for applicable scripture. After discussion and prayer, a theme is settled upon. We share the touch points of the discussion that led us to consensus with our graphic artist who then creates a logo for us.

Our theme this year is from Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord ask of you? To act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” As we embarked on a journey to create a New Spirit sharing One Heart last year, we are poised to continue this journey by connecting our faith to our actions this year.

“Acting justly” is developmental – it is to act morally and live with a proper sense of right and wrong. It carries with it the idea of doing not what is simply easy or popular, but rather doing what is best in light of God’s heart of love for us and for all of creation.

“Loving kindness” is a response to God’s never-failing love for us. It is clear throughout scripture that God wants us to be drawn to kindness—having compassion for ourselves and for others.

“Walking humbly” is the simple acceptance of the unique gifts and talents God has given us and stepping forward in faith, using those gifts and talents to enhance the lives of those around us.

Throughout the 2023-2024 school year, students will be reminded of our theme through classroom activities, weekly chapel services, and song. We are blessed to have a talented songwriter as part of our teaching faculty, Tara Scheyer, who composes a corresponding song for our theme every year!

It promises to be an exciting year at EDS as we continue to learn, grow, and flourish in the light and love of God, responding to this light and love by acting justly, loving kindness, and walking humbly.

2023-2024 Theme Song