Community Service Program

This year we revitalized our Upper School Community Service program that was shelved a few years ago when the COVID pandemic hit.

Community ServiceNot only is volunteering an investment in our community and the people who live in it, but it cultivates joy, empathy, and awareness in the do-er. Studies have shown that it elevates your mood, lessens your stress, and strengthens your body. Volunteering improves your health!

Our 7th through 12th graders donated their time and talent this year at a variety of organizations -- helping people, animals, and the environment. It was our pleasure to assist at

-Faust Park & The St. Louis Carousel
-Wild Bird Rehabilitation-St. Louis
-Missouri House Rabbit Society of St. Louis
-Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
-Sunrise Assisted Living of Chesterfield
-Humane Society
What did they do at these places?
At Faust Park, they focused on the St. Louis Carousel facility. They cleaned the windows and polished the brass on the carousel itself. Interesting history: The carousel was created by the Gustav Dentzel Company of Philadelphia in 1920 and operated at the Forest Park-Highlands Amusement Park from 1929 to 1963. It has 65 hand-carved animals and 2 chariots. After the Highlands fire, it was acquired by Howard Ohlendorf and donated to St. Louis County in 1963. It was completely restored and opened to the public at Faust Park in 1987.

At Wild Bird Rehab, their mission is to ensure the survival of native songbirds through medical care and education. Our volunteers cleaned cages and spritzed hummingbirds. What? Yes! It’s how the world’s smallest migrating bird bathes and preens itself in sheltered environments.

At the House Rabbit Society, our volunteers created bunny toys, bagged up papaya snacks, then helped prepare their meals for the week. There was also free time when the work was done to play with the furry friends.

We can't wait for our next season of Community Service!