Service Learning at Stuart Hall
In and Out of the Classroom, the Stuart Hall Community Serves Others
At Stuart Hall School, compassionate service is core to our educational mission. We believe it is our responsibility to graduate students who identify as belonging to a world community and understand their role as global citizens includes engaging in meaningful service both locally and worldwide. Our service-learning program provides students with numerous opportunities to engage with current issues and social problems and work with community organizations to become part of the solution. Through service and guided reflection, students learn about themselves and their relationship to the community and world around them.
Compassionate service and community engagement are not limited to our classrooms or our students. Stuart Hall parents, alumni, faculty, and staff are also actively involved in our local and global communities. Read below to discover a few of the many ways the Stuart Hall community serves those in our community and beyond. You can click on the links to learn more and, if you wish, participate.
School Sponsored Service Projects
Here are a few examples of how Stuart Hall students are demonstrating civic responsbility and working towards our goal of graduating students who are Global Citizens.
Community Childcare Center
Middle School Students & Faculty and Stuart Hall Alumni
Last spring, Middle School students traveled to Staunton's Community Child Care center to help with gardening tasks and to entertain the center's 3 and 4 year olds. STUdents mulched the area around Community Child Care's playground, filled flower beds with soil, and planted vegetable plants and seeds. They also played games and did art projects with the young children. This service project occured during Alumni Weekend so alum also joined in the fun. Click here to learn more about Community Child Care.
Food Drive: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
2nd Grade Service Learning Project
For the past several years, the 2nd grade class has planned and executed a food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Student are responsible for everything from marketing the food drive (flyers, posters, presenting project to student body) to collecting the food to physically delivering the food to the Food Bank. in the 2015-16 school year, the School donated 1021 pounds of food, enough food to provide 850 meals! Learn more about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank here.
STU Community Service Projects
Below are examples of current projects that involve Stuart Hall students, parents, faculty or staff.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Annual Walk
Stuart Hall Mayson Family & STU Faculty and Students
The Mayson's 6 year-old son (and current Kindergarten student!) was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma when he was two months old. They started Team Preston in support of CureSearch to honor the children who have lost their battle to cancer and in support of those children still fighting. STU Faculty and Middle and Upper School students volunteer on the day of the Walk. For more information go to www.curesearchwalk.org/Charlottesville. To read Preston’s story go to www.curesearch.org/Preston-Mayson.