Service Learning

Service Learning at OES inspires students to explore their individual and collective power for good, connect to the world around them, create ways to help others, and commit to lifelong service. We aspire to a program that fills the heart and changes lives. OES Service Learning Mission Statement

School-Wide Service Learning

As an Episcopal School, service is integral to the mission and vision of OES. We seek to regularly demonstrate the power of individual and community engagement and action to improve our world. Our service learning program seeks to foster an environment of mutual collaboration, cultural competency and meaningful impact. PreK-12 projects, curricular-based endeavors, local and global initiatives and sustainable community partnerships allow OES to carry out this commitment.

Service learning at OES inspires responsibility, develops leadership and encourages compassion, while broadening and deepening local, national and global connections. Active and age-appropriate participation in thoughtfully organized projects, followed by intentional time for conversation and reflection, create a rich atmosphere of true service and true learning.

The OES All School Service Learning Committee, chaired by the Head Chaplain, is comprised of divisional service learning coordinators and other service stakeholders in the OES community. This committee maintains oversight of the entire program, and ensures all service learning endeavors are in keeping with the nationally recognized NYLC Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice.