Service Learning

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.

All Grades
  • 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.

Sixth Grade
  • 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.

Cathedral School for Boys

1275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 Main phone 415.771.6600 Fax 415.771.2547
Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.