Service Learning and Community Service
A commitment to instill in our children the values of integrity, empathy and respect for others, and to share responsibility for a better world is at the foundation of Country Day’s “Habit of Helping.”
Service to a community beyond our own, steered by curriculum development guidelines that reinforce concepts and skills learned in the classroom, is how we connect with others in our local and global communities.
Students of all ages help raise vegetables in our garden that are donated to the River City Food bank, hold an annual Turkey Drive to provide Thanksgiving Turkeys for local families in need, participate in the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services’ Run to Feed the Hungry, hold an annual Toy Drive in December, and play music all day to raise money to support our sister Rulindo Schools in Rwanda.
High School students also are committed to civic engagement and must complete 50 hours of community service. They also connect with both the non-profit and for-profit sectors through a robust set of summer internships.