Students at The Study learn from an early age that they can make a difference in their community.
In the Senior School a compulsory community service program requires each student to complete 60 hours of volunteer work in her final three years of high school. Students volunteer at a variety of different organizations, which include but are not limited to; local hospitals, senior citizens' homes, homeless shelters, special needs centers and animal shelters. Students are also encouraged to work at fundraising events that their parents help organize. In addition, students must choose to volunteer at a minimum of at least one of The Study Community Partner Organizations.
In the Elementary school, students get involved in an array of community service activities. With help from their teachers and parents, students produce colourful artwork for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, create storybooks and read stories to children at Ste Justine Hospital, and make Valentine’s cards for patients at the Veterans Hospital. Students also participate in the Dictée PGL for the Paul Guérin Lajoie Foundation and, as part of the house system, they organize and run various fundraising events, such as UNICEF, Le Club des Petits Dejeuners and the collection of toys for holiday baskets.
Along with the satisfaction that comes with helping those who are less fortunate, volunteering in the community gives students practical experience in areas they may be considering pursuing as a career.Patricia Briand, Senior School Director