"Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others. There are many people who spend their lives in this way, in the service of others. … When you forget yourself and think of others, this is love! And with the washing of the feet the Lord teaches us to be servants, and above all, servants as He was a servant to us, for every one of us."
- Pope Francis
We do not just talk about our faith at Saint John School, we put our faith into action. Through service projects and self-reflection, our students discover the real joy of the Gospel. In the process of serving others they are changed, imbued with a sense that they are part of something bigger than themselves.
Our Campus Ministry department regularly organizes community service opportunities that are open to all students. In addition, each grade undertakes a significant service project.
Saint John School requires all students in grades 7-12 to participate in a six-year service program. Seventh and eighth graders are required to complete 10 hours of service each year; freshmen and sophomores are required to complete 25 hours each year; juniors and seniors are required to complete 40 hours each year. The service requirement is apart of the student’s transcript and is graded on a pass/fail basis. Specific details about the service program can be found in the parent-student handbook.