Service Learning aims to venture deeper than just doing community service.
Service learning at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School creates a learning experience for our students through participation in various projects and investigations. We will connect our students with a variety of organizations to help solve the problems they see in the world around them. As the students are exposed to the various organizations they will develop many lifelong skills, such as empathy, collaboration, communication, problem solving, and reflection.
Representatives of each grade level create and coordinate projects that are age and ability-appropriate. They take part in a wide variety of service activities each year. Our Service Learning theme for this year is "Ripple of Blessings."
Lower School Projects
Completing Random Acts of Kindness (RACK) for the Saint Andrew’s community on campus. We provide homemade crafts and bring cheer to the various groups right here at school.
Singing and delivering small crafts to seniors at a local retirement center.
Supporting the Humane Society Silicon Valley by making blankets and toys for animals waiting for their forever homes.
Planting trees with Our City Forest, which works to cultivate urban forest areas in Silicon Valley.
Book and pajama drive with local foster care youth in partnership with the Pajama Program to ensure that every child can feel the love and security that ensures peaceful sleep,
Working in tandem with the Echo Shop sorting and preparing holiday items and clothing for sale.
Green Team helping the school to be mindful of its waste and encouraging everyone to recycle and save energy wherever possible.
Middle School Program:
The Middle School program is organized around themes per grade.
We partner with Our City Forest, a leading non profit in Silicon Valley for urban forestry and environmental education.
Focus on hunger & underserved families in our community, partnering with multiple organizations including: Santa Maria Urban Ministry, Sacred Heart Community Service, and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Focusing their service around education. All of the advisories partner with Santee Elementary School to develop special lessons for their students.
Saint Andrew's also plans an all school day of service each year where students work together across grades to serve area organizations in thoughtful, age-appropriate ways.