The Power of Words

Taken from a chapel talk given on November 17, 2017. Picture this: I am 11 years old, and it is October 31st. I am walking with five of my 6th grade classmates – two boys and three girls – in a neighborhood less than 4 miles from where you sit right now. This would be… Read more

Who are you?

Chapel Talk: Who Are You? Tony Szymendera Delivered in Upper School chapel on Jan. 10, 2018 I am pretty sure that chapel has never opened with The Who. Before being used as the theme music for one of the shows in the CSI TV franchise, “Who Are You?” was known for being one of the… Read more

“Who you really are, an Advent Project”

The Rev. Whitney Z. Edwards St. Christopher’s School Upper School Chapel November 29th, 2017 I am amazed by you guys and the amount that you can shoulder. Especially the expectations of people around you: Your families. Your school. Your community. Your selves. You have high standards for yourselves and for good reason. There’s a verse… Read more

“Meditation: Breathing Yourself a Better Brain”

Michael Sweeney St. Christopher’s Upper School Chapel October 18, 2017 “Meditation: Breathing Yourself a Better Brain” When I was a junior in high school, I came across this verse from Matthew’s Gospel: “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34) I loved… Read more


Documentary Filmmakers of “Living on One Dollar” and “Salam Neighbor” share perspective on complex humanitarian issues  Documentary filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci visited St. Christopher’s on Thursday, October 5 as a part of the Journeys to Manhood Speakers Series put on by the Center for the Study of Boys. Chris and Zach are the producers… Read more

Eighth Grade Rules

“Love is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel it.” -Unknown Now I want to tell you a story that involves love that I could definitely feel. Once while coaching 6th grade soccer, I came up with a game that I thought would be fun. The game was supposed… Read more

Finding God’s Love in the fall

              It was May 1978, and I was just as happy as a young boy could be. You see I was on my way to my grandmother’s house in Springfield, VA. It was a long car ride from Pennsylvania, but I knew at the end of that ride, I… Read more


Preached by the Rev. Whitney Edwards in Upper School Chapel  August 28, 2017 Watch the New York Times video that accompanied the chapel talk here. On Aug 21st the USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer in the 7th fleet, collided with the Liberian-registered Alnic MC, a commercial oil tanker, at the entrance of a channel in the Straits… Read more

Year-End Review 2016-17

Center for the Study of Boys Year-End Review for 2016-17 CLICK  HERE to view the document online in ISSUU. CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the pamphlet.