Service Learning

The St. Theresa School Service Learning program provides our students with the opportunity to become involved in service to others. We believe that service is an important part of learning and have made it part of our curriculum. The goal is to create an environment of Christian service and civic responsibility that will last a lifetime.

Class Service Learning Projects

Every student at St. Theresa School participates in an age appropriate service project that benefits our surrounding community. Students work together to meet a common goal and then have time to reflect on that goal to enrich the learning experience. Service projects have included working with the elderly, environmental projects, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and animal shelters.

Middle School Service Learning

As students enter middle school, their involvement in service deepens and expectations for them expand. Level I service begins to develop a sense of service by providing support for our parish and school community. Level II service introduces students to the serious needs of others, or requires students to extend themselves through compassionate human connections. All of our students proudly accomplish a minimum of 15 hours of service each school year.

Seasonal Service Projects

Throughout the year, the entire school participates in several seasonal service projects benefiting communities, near and far. At Thanksgiving, each class is responsible for contributing food items that collectively provide meals for many families. The Christmas focus is providing for families and children in need. During Lent we follow the tradition of almsgiving through community outreach for those in need. This year our children raised funds for a school in Khula Village in South Africa. This cause was brought to us by a St. Theresa alumna in the Peace Corp.