Students in sixth through eighth grade participate in Faith and Ethics classes. These are not doctrinal courses, but rather a forum for students to discuss various religious traditions as well as the interaction of faith and ethics in the global community.
Gooden believes the spiritual development of students gives greater meaning to their intellectual, creative, and physical endeavors. The school’s Episcopal roots provide themes for these classes that support the goal of helping every student grow as moral and ethical people. Gooden believes in inclusiveness and values diversity of opinions. Learning to question, consider, test, and evaluate are skills that this course helps students develop.