Community

Responsible Citizenship

Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness,
because greatness is determined by service. 
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.

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 7 or Grade 8 for their exemplary service
    • LFCDS faculty and staff continually join together to support local organizations.

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: 
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