Service Learning

Although there are no required hours of service learning, we know that Duke School students become informed citizens who develop the capacity to contribute to the needs of our local and global community through various service learning opportunities. From managing on-campus recycling to planting trees to collecting and organizing food, students participate in hands-on experiences, helping address real world problems such as hunger, homelessness and environmental degradation.

Over the years, Duke School students have been involved in a number of service learning projects, and currently all students in grades one through eight focus their efforts in a particular area unique to their grade.

Beyond connecting classroom experience with real world experience, service learning at Duke School:

  • Fosters in Duke School students an ongoing commitment to outreach and service in the local community

  • Provides opportunities for students to experience different types of community service

  • Helps students gain a deeper understanding of their interests, talents, and skills

  • Deepens every student's commitment to the global community

  • Enhances students’ understanding of the ways community systems work, empowering them to act as advocates
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