Service to Others

Concern for others, one of the School’s paramount values, must by its very nature be voluntary. We strongly encourage students to participate in School-wide, class-by-class, and individual service programs, and the overwhelming majority of students do so. Each class selects student community service representatives who, with help from faculty and staff, coordinate service projects for the year.

Recent Service Projects

  • Class VI boys tutor preschoolers at St. Theresa's School, next door.
  • Class V boys work at a local food bank and participate in the annual Walk for Hunger.
  • Class IV boys visit our elderly neighbors at Deutsches Altenheim twice a month.
  • Class III boys plan, cook, and serve a Sunday lunch for elderly guests at Haley House in Boston.
  • Class II boys prepare and serve dinners to the students at Epiphany School in Dorchester,.
  • Through the Ave Atque Society, Class I boys serve as pallbearers at graveside services for the homeless or indigent who have no family to bury them.
  • School-wide service projects include fundraising for Medicines for Humanity and for scholarships at Maru a Pula School in Botswana; volunteering at Habitat for Humanity builds; tutoring senior citizens in computer and internet use through the Connected Living Project; trail maintenance and grounds tending at Allendale Woods and the Eliot Graveyard in Roxbury; and organizing food, clothing, and holiday toy drives.