Well, that’s the issue! The schools are limited to what is interesting for the church. And, in most cases, what doesn’t disagree with their teachings.
Is that what you think is the reality at non-church based schools? Even if so, isn’t that the point of education - to transfer knowledge? And, if you did “integrate religion / spirituality into education”, wouldn’t you then be adding religion to the “transferring knowledge” process?
Generally, I think what you’re describing as positive, I see as negative. I earned a business degree from Pacific Union College in the 1980’s, when the business department was one of the biggest at the school. (Today PUC is basically a nursing school.) I was interested in learning about the topics in the curriculum of that degree. I was not interested in having those topics be conflated with religion.
Instead of being left alone to get a business degree, I was forced to spend time going to religion classes (that were supposed to be neutral but where attempts at indoctrination into the SDA church and denigration of all other faiths were obvious), forced to go to a certain number of worship services, forced to show up at the dorm every night by 10pm or so and ‘check in’ (and then was a prisoner there until morning), policed by deans who treated us like high-school kids instead of adults, and so on and so forth.
Everyone in my friend group at PUC, all Adventist and most who grew up in the SDA school system, hated all of it. We just wanted to get a college degree, not to spend our years there fighting a system that treated us like children and threatened us with dire consequences if we didn’t act like good little Adventists. Most of us have left the church, and I wonder if our experience at PUC contributed to that.
My kids went to the schools I mentioned in my previous post, and also Lewis & Clark College, where they had none of that. They were not required to take religion classes - though they could as electives. They were not required to go to religeous services - though they could if they wanted to. They were not required to be in the dorm at night - though they could if they wanted to. They lived in co-ed dorms - and it was fine. They were not required to even live in the dorms after their first year - and that was fine. They could have TV’s in their dorm rooms (imagine!?) - and that was fine. They were, in short, treated like adults instead of like children. And somehow they managed to get their homework done anyway. They received an education that did not try to indoctrinate them into a church - but instead sought to teach them the state-of-the-art in each class they took without regard to religeous doctrine - which was better than fine!