What is Service Learning, and Why Does it Matter?
Service learning is grouded in experiential education - learning by doing. Projects can be developed and adapted for students in Preschool, Lower, Middle and Upper School.
"Service learning allows students to apply classroom principles, concepts, and skills to projects that serve the community," said Angela Woodson
, Director of Service Learning & Community Service. "Students use critical thinking and problem-solving in new and challenging ways that, ultimately, changes their views of themselves and the world."
Through service learning, students work together with their teacher to develop community projects. Afterwards, students reflect on what happened during the experience. The learning becomes meaningful, and students see how and why their education is preparing them to become involved citizens. When students serve, they learn!