Service Learning

Supporting our Communities

An integral part of the Dutchess Day School mission is to encourage and foster a spirit of giving, in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways.

Students learn to appreciate the importance of helping others and gain a sense of responsibility for both their local and global communities. Compassion and respect for others are developed through the many hands-on projects that students and faculty do throughout the year. Involvement in these projects also helps students gain awareness of the vast array of community organizations and the range of needs that exist.

Examples of Service:

Kindergarten: attendance pick-up

First Grade: used book drive

Second Grade: collection for the ASPCA

Third Grade: Thanksgiving food drive

Fourth Grade: school recycling project

Fifth Grade: homeless shelter supply collection

Sixth Grade: preschool buddies

Seventh Grade: Water for South Sudan fundraiser

Eighth Grade: supervising lower school lunch tables; ambassadors for school