At St. Andrew’s, we encourage students to live lives of responsibility to each other and to the larger community. Active service and reflection are crucial parts of the Upper School curriculum, bringing our students together as they apply their academic skills to solve real world problems.
In the grade 9 Service Learning course, all students learn more about diversity and our common humanity as they volunteer with Washington, D.C., nonprofit organizations. Students in grades 10–12 can fulfill their service requirements by developing a social entrepreneurship enterprise through the International Development class, or participating in service trips to Chicago, Haiti, or marine research sites. All seniors complete an individual three-week service project at the close of the year.