At Ellis, students are not required to go out and do good in the world. We don’t keep track of hours or hand out grades for public service. And yet, the spirit of giving back is welcomed wholeheartedly, and every student is involved in service activities each year.
This is because Ellis instills in students a sense of responsibility to the larger community. We call this service learning, and it connects our classroom curriculum to opportunities for involvement with service agencies and initiatives across the region and around the world.
The world beyond the classroom serves as an invaluable learning space where students extend and apply their knowledge. This is how good students become great citizens.