Service Learning

Head, Heart & Hands

One of our core learning goals in High School is to prepare our students to enter the world in engaged inquiry and service. Initiatives are structured throughout the curriculum to give students the chance to work with a variety of institutions and communities in both organizational and work-based projects, in order to experience the impact of their volunteerism and collaboration.

Working alongside faculty mentors in community service days, high school students also engage in two-week long service learning field trips. Participating in farming and building projects, working with developmentally challenged adults are just a few of the opportunities for these in-depth projects.

In their senior year, students then select an organization for an individual year-long internship that engages them in professional and community-based volunteerism.

Creating Meaningful Community & Partnerships

The Chicago Waldorf School believes that engaging students in service to their community fosters a lifelong appreciation and commitment for serving others. The school's community service program has encompassed substantial, long-term collaborations with diverse institutions including, to name just a few:

  • The Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture
  • Tree House Humane Society
  • Interfaith House
  • Cornerstone Community