The tradition of attending Chapel services at St. Paul's School dates from its 1856 founding. Four mornings a week, all students, interns, and faculty gather to hear presentations from members of the ASP community or from guests. Music, poetry, reflections on current events, or personal narratives are only some of the forms Chapel might take. This is a time for quiet reflection, and a time to join in song and prayer.
Although St. Paul's School is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the Chapel program is ecumenical and inclusive in expression and practice. A chaplain is appointed to the Advanced Studies Program not only to program events in the Chapel but also to organize transportation to religious services in the area.
Each student will be expected to participate in the recreational program four afternoons a week. Traditional team sports as well as other non-competitive activites are available. An athletic director will oversee the recreation program. In the past, the program has offered badminton, basketball, crew, dance, fencing, field hockey, personal fitness, rock wall climbing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, weightlifting, yoga, and Zumba. The recreational program is split into two sessions giving students the chance to switch sports halfway through the program.
In addition, a strength and conditioning coach is on staff to teach proper fitness techniques and to provide individualized training programs for interested students.