“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Community service plays such a huge role in our student formation. Helping students to recognize that they are endowed with gifts and blessings by their Creator is not only an amazing and wonderful thing to consider, but it also helps grow humble and charitable citizens. Our students are have several opportunities throughout the year to interact with the needy, the elderly, and the sick. Our Middle School students are required to participate in one of the service opportunities offered during the school year and we dedicate an entire day to service in the Spring when the 7th and 8th grade students assist their young 1st and Kindergarten buddies in service at each station. It’s an amazing opportunity to bring joy to the act of service and the students are all excited when Service day comes around!
We also ask the students to record their service hours and reward them with certificates and recognition at one of our weekly assemblies for the number of hours they have given of themselves. We find that his encourages healthy competition amongst the students and helps to build good habits of virtue and charity.
The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067