Educational Practices

Starr King School emphasizes student-centered, holistic learning that cultivates habits for successful ministry and effective religious leadership through:

  • individually tailored courses of study,
  • close personal attention and intensive advising,
  • written evaluations rather than letter grades,
  • learning from life experience, independent study and spiritual practice,
  • high standards of scholarship and intellectual inquiry,
  • opportunities to teach as well as take courses,
  • practical engagement with congregations and communities.