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What we do

“San Domenico helped me find my voice. Now I have this drive to make an impact.”
— Daria Jackson, student

Read more about Daria's service-learning project: From the Bay to Balkans

Value: Service

“San Domenico asks students to look at the world and see how they can make it better.” — Kathleen Weinstein, parent

Just as St. Dominic addressed the issues of his day, we too must engage with the realities of our world. Our values demand congruence between what is inside our minds and what we cultivate in our world. Through service, we deepen our connection to our community—from helping a new student settle into the community to organizing a fundraiser around emergency housing for local families.

Students begin in Lower School with group service-learning experiences, which might include planting daffodils beautify our campus or exchanging gifts with our sister school in Tijuana. By Middle School, students develop personal service-learning interests through clubs and participate in school-improvement projects such as composting and recycling.

By the time they graduate from Upper School, students create a deeply personal service-learning project. They identify a critical issue of concern, study it, compile an action plan, and document their engagement. Upon completion, they reflect on what they've done to advance social justice. The projects culminate in school-wide presentations so that the entire community can grow and benefit from the wide variety of service experiences.

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