Service Learning & Community Engagement

Service activities at NSCD include both service learning (as part of a class) and community engagement (extracurricular projects). Teachers include service learning projects as part of a curriculum in order to teach or practice content or skills; students might also develop or propose service learning projects on their own. Students can participate in Community Service Club in both middle school and upper school, as well as join many other student-run service projects.

Whether inside or outside a classroom, our service projects happen in many different ways:

  • Hands-on service at soup kitchens, schools, nature preserves or other locations give our students a sense of proximity to and a deeper understanding of others through rich and personal partnerships.
  • Indirect service such as drives or fundraisers allow our community to give material support to our community partners.
  • On-campus projects (such as advocacy letters and PSAs) and activities where our students educate our community to bring systemic issues or global problems to a wider audience and can encourage future service projects.

"Live and Serve"

If you are looking for ways to get involved with our service programs, or want to connect with other service organizations, please reach out to Drea Gallaga, Director of the Live+Serve Lab, or the Parents' Association "Live and Serve" Committee.

Service Learning & Community Engagement Gallery