UCC is something of a paradox in that we are a “nondenominational” school, which also has a school hymn and a school chapel. A good number of our first few principals were Anglican ministers, and most Old Boys over the age of 30 still refer to assemblies as “prayers.” It’s worth noting that Laidlaw Hall, our place for Upper School gatherings, has pews rather than chairs.
UCC should be a place where a boy can grow in spirit, as well as in mind and body. Part of that involves our students’ grappling with the “God question.” While the school shouldn’t proselytize in any way, we also shouldn’t back off or discourage students from asking themselves the Big Questions. If they leave UCC as more faithful Muslims, Jews, or Christians – or more thoughtful agnostics, then that is all to the good.