Students and parents alike participate in service opportunities at Erie Day School. In our Early Childhood setting, service learning ranges from making artwork for local community shelters and homes for the elderly, to parading in a nearby elderly community at Halloween.
Our International Baccalaureate candidates Preschool through Grade 4 engage in a variety of service learning projects on local, national and international levels. Visits to the Erie Zoo, Tom Ridge Environmental Center and Asbury Woods name just a few of the visit in the community where service learning is ignited. Called into action to support endangered wolves, gift school supplies to inner city schools or perform anti-bullying skits for other youth in the community, our students are learning today, leading tomorrow.
In the Middle School a number of service learning initiatives are propelled by school organizations and the student body at large. The Rose Theatre in England, Canadian thespians and many non-profits in the Erie community benefit from our thoughtful research and selections in service. Students engage in fundraising and educational projects designed to benefit the school, community and world.
A list of service education providers includes but is not limited to:
Asbury Woods Nature Center
Barber National Institute
City of Erie School District Homeless Student Division
Cleveland Zoo: The Wolf Project
Crimes Victim Center
Emmaus Soup Kitchen
Erie County Historical Society
Erie Home for Children and Adults
Highmark’s Caring Place
Mercyhurst University Safety Institute
Mercyhurst University Dance Department
Penn State Erie: The Behrend College
Young Artists’ Debut Orchestra
Young People’s Chorus
Erie Day School parents build community and camaraderie with family service commitments each year. Recognizing that parent involvement mirrors success in the classroom for students, parents responsibly take action to assist with school events, classroom initiatives, seasonal projects, preparations, student trips and more.