The Family Foundation School and Spiritual Communities
The various spiritual communities at the Family Foundation School form a key component of the therapeutic milieu. Students attend chapel services from various faiths and denominations daily. Modeled on the role of prayer and spirituality in 12 steps programs, students are encouraged to discover for themselves an understanding of “the higher power” while getting exposure to a wide variety of spiritual teachings and approaches.
“Our philosophy is firmly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition but, like A.A., it has come to reflect the spiritual practices of many faiths. Anyone who sincerely practices the 12 Steps of A.A. examines himself, helps others and seeks to understand his relationship to the cosmos and its creator. These practices best define what we mean by “spiritual.” from Spirituality at the Family Foundation School
A Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest, an Episcopal priest, and a Methodist minister all hold services and interact with the student body of the Family Foundation School on a weekly basis.