When classroom curriculum is interwoven with meaningful, authentic and rewarding community service based on actual need, students learn civic responsibility, form empathetic connections, appreciate a sense of shared humanity, and strengthen our communities for the common good.
Examples of recent service learning initiatives include:
- Early Childhood students partnering with Backyard Growers for a seedling growing project.
- 1st graders contributing to daily operations at Wellspring House by assisting with spring gardening, helping with the holiday store and shopping for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- 3rd graders bringing joy to patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through random acts of kindness.
- Upper School students working with seniors in our local community on a variety of changemaking projects.
Additionally, the Parents’ Association coordinates an annual Community Day of Service in which faculty, students and parents volunteer their time and energy to support nonprofit organizations in our local communities.
Celebrating a Longstanding Partnership with Wellspring House