Service learning is woven into multiple areas of the Upper School, involving school-led projects and student-initiated endeavors.
Within the first two months of the school year, all Ninth Graders participate in a day of service with their advisories off campus. Certain Global Travel programs are entirely devoted to service learning. Many Upper School classes also combine service in the form of teaching or volunteering in the local community. CA students are also members of a Philanthropy Board, which researches charitable causes and donates several thousand dollars to nonprofit charities annually.
Students also participate in service through multiple clubs like Children’s Hospital, Haiti Club, Horizons Club, and HOPE. CA students relish these opportunities and step up in meaningful ways, serving important roles as teachers and mentors, and becoming the best version of themselves. For example, HOPE, an organization led entirely by students, has served the community for over 25 years, bringing thousands of under-resourced families to campus each year for a hot meal, vaccines, gifts, and an opportunity to. take family photos. Read more about HOPE here and watch the video: