Calvert School believes that community service is an integral part of the educational experience. The program is committed to providing meaningful experiences for students, faculty, their families and the greater Calvert Community. These experiences provide a range of opportunities to build the Calvert community through both outreach and inreach. By the time our Calvert students graduate, it is our hope that each student will have a basic understanding of the community in which they live, gain problem solving and critical thinking skills to bring about change, and gain appreciation of their ability to impact the world around them in positive ways.
Projects range from hands on activities such as plantings and stream clean ups to writing letters to troops and home bound elderly. Projects are completed in a variety of settings and are tailored to the age group participating. Not only do students engage in classroom-based activities, they also have the opportunity to be part of school wide projects. Several times throughout the year, Calvert hosts optional family service events, in which families work side by side with other members of the Calvert community in service projects on and off campus.
Calvert will support organizations providing basic emergency services, working to improve the local environment, providing needed medical care, and supporting seniors and our military. Calvert will attempt to integrate these experiences with reflection and learning as appropriate. We hope to have a measurable impact on students’ experiences and the organizations with whom they interact.
Community Outreach activities and events are led by Calvert teachers. Their efforts are supported by an outreach committee and a parent advisory committee.