The Various Denominations
The Protestant schools include the Christian schools, the Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians and more. These branches of the church offer thousands of schools.
The Quakers, Seventh Day Adventists and Muslims round out the religious education picture.
Finally, a word about schools which are loosely affiliated with a denomination. These schools tend to be more ecumenical and welcoming. They teach religious, moral and ethical values without any aggressive evangelism. Many require attendance at something called 'chapel'. This gathering of the school community offers a chance to remind students that there is a larger power afoot without heavy-duty evangelism or teaching about what that power may be.
The choice is yours. Do you prefer your religion 'light' or 'full strength'? There will be a school out there which will suit your requirements.
- Designed to Fail: Catholic Education in America
- God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School
- Practicing Virtues: Moral Traditions at Quaker and Military Boarding Schools
- Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society
- Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace