CSB is committed to providing opportunities for our students to be of service to others by making it a deep and enriching educational experience. We are working on developing a meaningful link between the classroom curriculum and the needs of the community. Students are able to participate in a variety of activities that benefit the community on a local and global level. Through reflection of their service experience, boys are able to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community, and society. In addition, service learning develops leadership and problem-solving skills while working as a team to help others. Our hope is that we are instilling a life-long commitment to service. Our program continues to evolve from focusing on Community Service to a more in-depth Service Learning program.
- In both the Fall and the Spring, each grade level donates specific items needed for the Bayview Mission in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood.
- Students present gifts at Lessons and Carols before the holiday break for the Children’s Tenderloin Playground.
- There is a year-long Community Service project with the first grade of St. Charles School in the Mission District.
- Boys write letters, have lunch and participate in an end-of-year field trip with the 1st graders from St. Charles.
- Boys are Big Brothers/Mentors to the CSB 2nd grade during the school year.
- There is a knitting elective to make hats for cancer patients.
Seventh and Eighth Grade
- All 7th and 8th graders participate in Community Outreach.
- Students choose either to work with the elderly or tutor children for one term per year.
- After their service, the boys write reflections in journals and share in small groups.
- Upper School Student Council
- Each term, the Student Council chooses between three charities that the Upper School boys are interested in supporting.
- In the current term, students are raising money for the Italian-American Cancer Foundation. In the spring, the boys will choose another charity to support.
- Upper School Art
- Family Court Annual Art Exhibit
- This year, each student participated in the “Textiles From Around the World” exhibit.