To promote a sense of responsibility, community, and leadership, the School encourages all students to participate in school service activities and service to the community. By the time a class celebrates Commencement, they have an average of over 7,000 hours of community service.
In the Upper School, service to the School community and outside community service are required for graduation. All students are assigned a school service task to be completed once or twice a cycle during a non-academic period.
The Parents Association and the faculty lead by example and frequently engage in local service projects. Every year the Parents Association organizes a School-wide Soup Day to benefit the Samaritan Center, and the student-driven Community Service Club organizes a Thanksgiving food drive, and a Christmas tree angel gift drive for migrant worker’s children. In addition, the entire Upper School participates in a Day of Service, where students and teachers join local charities to improve our community.
In the past students have received many service awards from organizations including Guardian Ad Litem, Habitat for Humanity, Hibiscus House, the Samaritan Center and others.