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Service Learning at St. Ray’s

At St. Raymond School, we not only challenge our students to be of service to others, but we create opportunities for our Rockets to grow and learn through the service work itself. This focus on the actual learning of the student is called Service Learning, a commitment to an authentic learning experience that makes a difference. 

Each year, students in grades preschool through eight, with the support of our faculty and staff, join together to take on a school-wide service learning project. Our students nominate and vote on a topic of critical importance, begin research and study around the topic, and participate in age-appropriate activities, lessons and events that give them a deeper understanding about the challenge at hand. In addition, students brainstorm ways to help solve the problem, like holding a car wash to raise money for displaced students or creating a preschool prayer garden to promote peace. 

Through service learning, our Rockets collaborate with each other and the community to learn deeply, to serve others gladly and to make the world a better place. Because our aim at St. Ray’s is not just to prepare our students academically – it is to prepare them to walk through the world with a servant’s heart and an eye toward changing things for the better. We call our students to be young people of faith, and to put that faith into action.

We invite you to explore the slides below to learn more about our most recent school-wide service learning projects.