Community service is an important part of life at The Calverton School. Students participate in a variety of activities throughout the year to reach out to the community and to people who are less fortunate than themselves.
Lower School Community Service
Second grade classes make blankets for sick children, and first grade will adopt a family in December. New and used books are collected and given to Calvert Memorial Hospital Library. These are just a few of the many ways that our students give back to the community.
Middle School Community Service
Advisories regularly visit the Adult Day Care where students plan activities and share conversation with the adults. Middle schoolers conduct a monthly canned food drive and contribute their collection to a local food pantry.
Upper School Community Service
Under the direction of the Student Government Association, the National Honor Society, the International Thespian Society and clubs such as the Environmental Club, Upper School students contribute to the local and global community in numerous and varied ways. The Christmas-In-A-Shoebox program has donated hundreds of pounds of clothing and personal items to communities in Ethiopia, thousands of pounds of canned goods have been contributed to the End Hunger in Calvert County campaign, grade level Penny Wars have generated donations to the American Cancer Society, and special funds have been donated to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, the American of Red Cross of Central Maryland for humanitarian needs, and Heifer International in an attempt to mitigate world hunger. Thousands of hours of service have been donated to campus activities as well as local church and community organizations, and most recently students have traveled to the Dominican Republic as participants in the Orphanage Outreach program. Compassion and service are key facets of the Upper School experience.