What is Service Learning, and Why Does it Matter?

Service learning is grounded in experiential education - learning by doing. Projects can be developed and adapted for students in Preschool, Lower, Middle, and Upper School.
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!
Director of Service Learning & Community Engagement

Students Give Back at Every Age

Kindergarteners focus on caring for our senior citizens and supporting programs like Meals On Wheels. They may draw pictures, write cards, and collect toiletries, while actively practicing how to care for others.
Fourth graders ponder heroism in history class and write letters of gratitude to soldiers and veterans. Receiving appreciative letters in return shows them their efforts matter.
Fifth graders host a holiday bazaar where they make, market, and sell items. Proceeds support a day and after school care center for homeless children.
Juniors & Seniors explore socioeconomic class issues in modern America and simultaneously practice volunteerism in local shelters. They are able to engage in local community causes, earning service hours to augment curriculum.

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