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Responsible Citizenship

Community Service at LFCDS
"The LFCDS mission states, we strive to develop students with strong character. Developing empathy is inherently woven into conversations and activities throughout the day. As students mature, we provide opportunities and take advantage of situations that require students to extend themselves in meaningful ways, connecting with others to make a positive difference in the world."

-Sally Bullard, Head of Lower School (2007-2015)

Not only do our students graduate with strong character, but they learn the value of becoming active, responsible leaders in their community. As our mission also notes, we place a strong emphasis on responsible citizenship, which is fostered through the numerous community service opportunities at our school. These activities nourish empathy, open students to new perspectives, and promote kindness and compassion. All students are encouraged to participate in service projects during their time at LFCDS. Participation is required for students in Grades 7 and 8. 
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
Lower School Projects
A solid community outreach foundation begins in the Lower School. Students, Grades 1-4 learn the value of giving back as they engage in a variety of service projects:
Upper School Projects
Community Service becomes an integral component of the LFCDS curriculum at the Upper School level. Activities focusing on developing leadership and cooperation skill sets across Grades 4-8 include: 
Requirements & Awards
  • Grade 7 students must choose at least one meaningful project of personal interest to complete throughout the year
  • Grade 8 students must complete 10 hours of service throughout the year
  • The annual Mary Ballard Community Service Award recognizes students in Grade 8 for their exemplary service