Leadership and Service Learning
"…to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society..."
The Christ School Mission affirms that the School remains close to its original four pillars of philosophy, with an emphasis on physical fitness and leadership skills, respect for others, civic duty, dignity of hard labor, and spiritual growth – all important aspects of the Servant Leadership Program.
Empathy, Appreciation, Social Responsibility
Service Learning allows students to shift their focus from themselves to the needs of others, expanding their sense of empathy while gaining a greater appreciation for what they have by:
- Integrating service into their lives at an early age which will help our students set patterns that they will maintain into adulthood as contributing members of their communities.
- Expanding on Community Service to encourage long term projects that weave the principles of Christ School’s mission into the very fabric of the school’s overall life.
- Exposing students to issues of social concern
- Identifying issues in which they want to get involved
- Engaging in social responsibility through service
- Reflecting on their experiences
- Sharing their knowledge with our school community.
National and international service trips offer students opportunities to continue their servant leadership in unique settings. Some of the most recent service learning trips include New Orleans, Charleston, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands.
Service Learning News
Finding Your Place
Some of the most popular and effective service programs at Christ School began from the initiative and passion of our students. As these service initiatives take root and grow over time, they have a lasting impact on our students and the community. Year after year, these programs continue to grow and thrive because of that same leadership and energy. Current student-led programs include:
Notes from the Soul
Notes from the Soul is a music outreach group led by Christ School student musicians.
PEP Tutoring Program
Christ School students founded a student group that works with the PEP program at T.C. Roberson High School, where they tutor special needs students on a weekly basis. Students also volunteer to help members of the PEP Program participate in the Special Olympics and attend a spring prom. Contact Mrs. Mahoney if you want to know more.
Habitat for Humanity Partnership
After more than a year of fundraising and thousands of hours in labor, students completed the Habitat for Humanity Student Build Project of 2013 and presented house keys to new home owner Tammy Haynie.
This year, students from Christ School, Asheville Christian, and Carolina Day have begun preparations for another Student Build Project with Habitat for Humanity. We invite all members of the community to join this project.