Building on the grade-level service projects in our Middle School, the Upper School service experience is focused on giving students an opportunity to commit to a nonprofit organization for an extended period of time through the grade service project, with an emphasis on using service work as a tool for social justice. Students also have the choice to engage in service through a large variety of Upper School service clubs connected to organizations in New York City. We hope students gain deeper insight of some of our most complex and enduring understandings about service: that social inequities were started and are perpetuated by individuals and institutions with power, that race impacts experience, and that service work can be social justice work. We are educating students who choose to be a force of change in their communities and to be activists for social justice through how they serve.

Grade-Level Service Partner Organizations