Wayland Academy was founded in 1855 for the purpose of training ministers in the Christian Baptist tradition. In the 1930s, the school became non-denominational while retaining Faith as one of the Four Pillars.
Over the course of the Academy’s history, the student body has evolved to become more global. Accordingly, our expression of the Faith pillar has transformed to better reflect our spiritual diversity.
The weekly Friday Chapel service does not follow the traditions of any particular faith or denomination, but rather exists as a weekly gathering where a member of the community speaks about his or her personal faith or about a particular issue of ethics or morality. The Chapel service is overseen by the Dye Chair of Religion and a Chapel Committee of five faculty members.