Service Learning

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

Career Street

City of Erie School District Homeless Student Division

Cleveland Zoo: The Wolf Project

Crime Victims Center

Emmaus Soup Kitchen

Erie County Historical Society

Erie Home for Children and Adults

Erie Philharmonic

Erie Playhouse

Highmark’s Caring Place

Jazz Erie

Mercyhurst University Safety Institute

Mercyhurst University Dance Department


Partnership Erie

Penn State Erie: The Behrend College


Young Artists’ Debut Orchestra

Young People’s Chorus

Family Service Commitments

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.