Service Learning

Life’s most urgent question is what are you doing for others?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
LS Bulb PlantingThe Princeton Day School mission statement notes, “In academics, athletics, the arts and service, we celebrate the pursuit of individual excellence and the spirit of collaboration that binds us together as a community.”
 
PDS Service Learning nurtures our students to become responsible global citizens. Service learning erases the “us” vs. “them” approach by facilitating authentic opportunities for developing empathy. At PDS, we support you as you investigate issues to gain a deeper understanding of various problems. You collaborate to develop action plans and build reciprocal partnerships, which leads to a greater sense of your agency in the world. The “us” vs. “them” becomes a collective “we.” As part of the Service Learning program, US students volunteer at least 50 hours across a wide spectrum of diverse pursuits and interests.
 
Current PDS families can view guidelines in the Parent Portal.
 

Meet the Team

Stephen Armandt

Stephen Armandt

US History Faculty, Service Learning Representative
Julia Beckmann

Julia Beckmann

LS Music, Service Learning Representative
Toni Dunlap

Toni Dunlap

MS & US Computer Science, Service Learning Representative
Marjorie Gibson

Marjorie Gibson

Director of Service Learning, LS Third Grade
Michelle Hays Simonds

Michelle Hays Simonds

Director of Student Life, US Spanish

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