To put into practice Solebury School's philosophy of commitment to the “active concern for the greater humanity,” community service has become an integral part of our students' experience. Community service is a priority for many students and a requirement for graduation.
Students from grades nine through twelve will be expected to complete 10 hours per year of approved community service. Up to half of these hours may be completed on campus. Middle School students will be required to complete ﬁve hours per year. Those entering Solebury after seventh grade will not be required to make up the lost hours from previous years. Any number of hours above the required ten hours per year will count toward the next year's requirement.
For information about our guidelines or opportunities to participate, please contact our community service advisor Hanna Howe,
What Is Community Service?
Opportunities for community service are as diverse as our student body. Solebury's community service advisors can help students find areas of service that meet their interests and priorities. Here are a few examples of how to serve:
- Animal lovers might volunteer at the Humane Society.
- Athletes might work as referees or umpires for local youth groups.
- Help out at homeless shelters.
- Be a mentor to children or volunteer at an elementary school.
- Share artistic interests and talents at retirement centers, day care centers or nonprofit art centers.
- Work at a soup kitchen or food pantry.
- Environmentalists might work at a park, form a group to adopt a highway, or raise funds for ecological organizations such as the Audubon Society or Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center.
- Work for the American Red Cross, local ﬁre and emergency stations, or other emergency relief organizations.