Service to the larger community is an important part of school life. It is through our interactions with community—be it international, local, or within the community of our school—that we do the work of creating a good heart. Our programs are varied and aimed to pique the interest of the range of ages. Service learning projects range from delivering food with City Meals on Wheels to painting public schools with Publicolor and raising money for the Audubon Society through the annual third grade bird-a-thon. Each year boys make over 2,500 brown bag lunches to donate to our neighbor, The New York Common Pantry. Junior School boys work with the Keeping it Green organization to rake leaves in Central Park. Boys in seventh grade lead monthly technology workshops at the Lott Residence, and eighth graders help out at the Booker T. Washington Tutorial Program.
Our service reaches far beyond our city limits with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and our soccer tournament, Goals for Good, which benefits soccer programs around the world. The Environment Club studies global issues and last year focused on animal conservation and sustainable architecture. These global programs ask our boys to step away from the world of New York City, no matter how briefly, and contemplate the bigger, global picture.