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School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

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Alumni Class Notes

Sam Thoma '12
Sam Thoma '12

Imagine graduating from college and finding a job in Biarritz, France. That's exactly what Sam Thoma '12 did as he parlayed his passion and expertise in the French language into a teaching position through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). A French scholar while at Episcopal Collegiate School, Sam completed through French IV in Upper School. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a double major in Physics and French in May of 2016, Sam applied to TAPIF and was accepted to begin teaching in Biarritz on October 1, 2016. His teaching assignment concludes at the end of April 2017, and he has enjoyed the experience so much that he may renew his contract for a second year. For now, he plans to spend the month afterward traveling and exploring.

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Lauren Weems Farley '09
Lauren Weems Farley '09

Lauren attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated in 2013 with a B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Management and minors in Marketing and African & African American Studies. Lauren has worked for General Mills and Reckitt Benckiser in various locations, including Rogers, AR, Scottsdale, AZ and Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2014, Lauren wed E.J. Farley and both now work for Walmart Corporate in Bentonville. EJ is also a minister and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity. In their free time, Lauren and EJ enjoy spending time with family, traveling, spoiling their puppy, Ali, and exploring the hidden treasures of Northwest Arkansas.

Alumni News

The First Episcalum Wedding

Laura Bryan '06 and Russ Curtner '07 were married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, making them the first Episcopal Collegiate graduates to tie the knot!

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