The core values of the Academy provide the foundation and inspiration for the Service Learning program. Through curricular and extra-curricular initiatives, the program introduces and develops an understanding of the inter-relationships among all people: locally, regionally, and globally. As a result, students come away with a deep sense of responsibility to lead through service to others.
All Academy students participate in individual and group volunteer service projects including, but not limited to, food and resource drives, on-site volunteer work, and student-sponsored and organized fundraisers.Day of Service
All of our students, Pre-K through Grade 12, enjoy age appropriate volunteer opportunities on the Day of Service. While our aim is promoting ongoing relationships with many organizations during the year, the Day of Service punctuates our mission of fostering a spirit of community service, volunteerism, and experiential learning within the student body. Over 30 organizations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area are involved. It is an exciting day for Sewickley Academy as students tweet their experiences and convene back at the school. Over the next two years, as we navigate the pandemic, we will adapt ways to safely engage our students in service with organizations in need.
Senior School students must record 25 hours of service (independent of school-led initiatives) to graduate. This is a temporary two year reduction to accommodate our changing health climate. To be approved, a service project must meet the following criteria and indicators: