Giving our Time in Service to Others Shows our Core Values in Action

 

Chadwick’s community service program is rooted in the belief that education must also include activities that build character and focus on serving others. We offer an enriching community service program that engages students in a range of diverse, inspiring experiences. Our students learn a great deal from community service by meeting and working with others whose experiences may be vastly different from their own.

Local and international volunteer projects involve all grades K-12, and range from serving the homeless in local soup kitchens, teaching reading to at-risk youth, and supporting families in orphanages in less-developed regions of the globe. Through community service, Chadwick students experience a sense of their personal capability and responsibility for improving the lives of others.

 

Village School students work on a community garden. Engaging in service projects that have immediate benefits for other people helps young students understand their place in the world, and the importance of making meaningful contributions to it.

Upper School students work to build structures while on an overseas service trip. Chadwick students have unparalleled opportunities to improve the lives of fellow human beings around the world.

 

Upper School students work to build structures while on an overseas service trip. Chadwick students have unparalleled opportunities to improve the lives of fellow human beings around the world.

 

Village School students are inspired to do something after reading about the lack of access to clean water in some third-world countries. Their classroom learning led to a real world contribution — they organized a "trike-a-thon" fundraiser to raise money for fresh water wells in Africa.