It is part of the mission of The Covenant School to nurture the importance of servanthood in the hearts and minds of our students.
Lower School students are encouraged to recognize and practice I’m Third, a campaign to create awareness – even at an early age – of God first, others second, self third. Children dictate or write examples of how fellow students express servanthood through the I’m Third example. Each week, the Head of School chooses three of these stories to read at Chapel. Additionally, all grades participate in a variety of community service projects.
Community service at the Upper School flows through the House system. Each House elects a Community Service Captain who coordinates efforts to serve nonprofit partners. With student involvement ranging from weekly tutoring and mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club, to hosting blood drives for the community, to organizing Angel Tree campaigns to assist lower-income families, Covenant students are joyfully practicing servant leadership.
- Grades 5-6: 16 hours per year
- Grades 7-12: 12 hours of service to the school or House community partners