Community service at ESA begins with the youngest students, who donate canned goods for needy families, and pet food and supplies for animals in local shelters. Lower School students recently coordinated efforts to create ornaments and to decorate Christmas trees for donation to area hospitals. Students and teachers use community service activities as opportunities to learn about the lives and environments of people in our local community and people and places around the world.
Over 90% of ESA’s Middle and Upper School students volunteer their time for community service activities ranging from peer tutoring and fundraising for local and national organizations to setting up yard sales, serving lunches and playing bingo at outreach centers and nursing homes in our community. Volunteers are never in short supply.