Service Learning at George School
At George School, service, community, empathy, and a global perspective are so important that they are intertwined in the fabric of daily life. Service here is not merely a graduation requirement to be checked off. It is part of who we are as a Quaker school.
While we think globally, we start by acting locally—here on campus. In co-op, you will work alongside your fellow students to keep our community humming along. You’ll find that freshman “shift” in the dining hall is part right of passage and part investment in your new home and family.
As an upperclass student you will engage in an off-campus service-learning project, working face-to-face with the underserved and disempowered. You can choose from the school’s international and domestic service trips, take part in a local project, or organize your own—whatever speaks to you and enables you to let your life speak.
Like thousands of George School students before you, you’ll probably find service learning eye-opening, energizing, powerful, life-changing—and the life you change may very well be your own.
Service Learning Coordinator Meredith Baldi '01 experienced the power of service learning first through the lens of a student.