Service Learning

Episcopal Day's mission is to prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world. Our service learning program teaches our students that the best leaders are those who take time to serve others.
We invite our students to explore being a compassionate neighbor and a proactive global citizen. All grades have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate service projects, and it is through these kinds of projects that our students develop lifelong habits of service.

Service projects include:

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    Eighth grade students work with PARCA to host a festive Halloween dance which is a special evening for adults with developmental disabilities. Our students enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to work directly with the clients. They chat and dance with the guests in the true spirit of our mission and values, living out inclusivity and service to others.

    The school community hosts a holiday party for children in foster care and their CASA advocates. All of the children come together and celebrate the season's joys.

    Episcopal Day provides lunches throughout the year to children served by Samaritan House, a local nonprofit that helps meet the needs of low-income families in San Mateo County. Kindergarten through eighth grade students each assemble lunches once during the school year. We are in the process of developing an empathy-building curriculum for the lower school that will connect with many aspects of the agency’s work.

    Bayview Mission provides much needed services, food, and supplies to residents of the Hunters Point/Bayview neighborhoods in San Francisco. One Sunday afternoon each year, school families - students and parents - support this Episcopal mission with light gardening, food sorting, and general cleaning.

    On a weekend day in the spring, school families remove non-native plants and help preserve the California coastline in Half Moon Bay.

    The eighth grade Global Perspective Project focuses on our partner Kiran Anjali, which supports girls’ education in India. Our students are immersed in learning across all disciplines to understand the causes of poverty, the importance of education, and how they can make a difference.

Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

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