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 programme 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, and animal rescues. 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 Déjeuners and the collection of toys for holiday baskets.
While it brings together and engages our entire school community, the Bazaar is first and foremost a student-led project during which they learn and lead, with their hearts and their minds.Kim Turcot DiFruscia, deputy head of school