Service Learning and Civic Engagement

We believe that civic engagement and service should be part of our everyday lives, and not as a requirement of service but a culture of service.

Through long-term partnerships and direct interactions with people and organizations outside of Pingree, students learn how to adjust to the needs of others; meeting needs as defined by the communities being served. Pingree students participate in engagement and service activities at Pingree and beyond the school walls; opportunities to engage permeate countless elements of their four years here.

As part of our Community Education Program, freshmen build a foundation for civic engagement by developing personal stewardship of the school and their responsibility to not only conserve and care for, but also improve the Pingree community. Sophomores organize and lead “informed giving” activities through a variety of drives for community organizations, and Juniors engage in civic learning in order to examine service from a “behind-the-scenes” vantage point, affording the opportunity to engage with communities and affect change through the political and civic processes.

Students also have the opportunity to learn, serve, and engage as part of academic courses (such as Spanish III and Century of Genocide), athletic teams, the arts program, the after-school service activity offered during the winter season, and a summer service trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

For more information, please contact Director of Civic Engagement and Service Anna Mae McCoy at ammccoy@pingree.org.

Civic Engagement & Service by Grade