Our Sunday School provides ethical education for children of all ages. For the 2019-20 school year, our class themes are “Exploring the Self: Who Am I” (primary); “Around the World” (elementary); “Learning about Conflict Resolution” (juniors); and “Prejudice and Stereotypes” (seniors). Read More
Our Sunday School: Ethics for Kids
Families of all backgrounds, particularly those with mixed religious heritage, trust Ethical Culture to provide a caring community in which children up to age 14 can learn to find answers to the most important questions in life.
Society members teaching in our Sunday School use age-appropriate curricula to help children understand themselves, their relationships to others around them and the world they live in.
Kids make friends and have fun as they gradually develop their own sense of morality and their own humanistic ideals.
Click here for an overview of our Sunday school classes and goals, and here for a FAQ. The Sunday School, our Family & Friends Circle, meets at 9:45 am.
We also have a Youth Group.
Ethical Culture members and friends of all ages–17 in all–donned hairnets on Sunday to help pack meals for Haitian schoolchildren. They were participating in the 9th annual Teaneck Packathon for Haiti and helped pack some 123,000 meals for two schools. These meals allow more kids to attend school, where some receive their only hot meal of the day.Read More
Our Sunday School children brought their imaginative costumes and their holiday spirit to this year’s Halloween Party, organized by our Society’s Family Planning Co-Chairs Mary Lavelle and Joanna Ebert. Yummy eats, along with a costume parade, mummy-making, games, and prizes made for a fun evening. Read More
On a recent Sunday our students reinvigorated old student-designed T-shirts by tie-dying them. The kids started their day by recognizing International Peace Day in a gathering around the Peace Pole. Several wore their tie-dyed creations the following Sunday on their field trip to Wave Hill gardens and cultural center in the Bronx.Read More
Our new Director of Ethical Education is Samantha Stankiewicz. Samantha, who has taught the Primary, Elementary, and Junior classes, is excited to make our Sunday School the best it can be and to show our children that they can create a strong, fulfilling life by living their ethical values with our community.
At last Sunday’s opening of our new season, the Sunday School held their annual Welcome Back Bagel Breakfast. If you are interested in a secular Sunday School for your children, emphasizing the Golden Rule, you’re welcome to try us out at no charge.