Service Learning

One of the core operating principles at Friends School is social responsibility. Through age-appropriate service projects, we encourage students to promote the search for peace, justice and the building of a better world. Community Service is an integral part of our students’ academic and spiritual education fostering empathy and involvement both locally and globally. Our 8th grade students design and coordinate an individual or small group service projects as part of their graduation requirements.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi

8th Grader Project

Here is a sampling of just some of the service projects our students have supported in the last year:

School-Wide:
Voluntary Day of Service during which students visit a local Friends Home, clean up campus, pack lunches for Ronald McDonald House, UNICEF, Pennies for Peace, Used Book Sale, Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Hair Donations

K and 5th Grade – Charity: Water, Box Lunch Program

K – Alex’s Lemonade Stand

1st Grade – Collected children’s books for CamCare; Books are given to children who visit the health care center

3rd Grade – Plant Sale: the students propagated plants in science and then sold the plants. Raised money for a local animal shelter

4th Grade – Mini Bike-a-Thon for MS

5th Grade – Roots & Shoots Program (Jane Goodall’s program)