Community service and service-learning are integral components of every GDS student's education. Through their involvement, students become active community members, working to improve the lives of others. Participating in service projects throughout their school careers, students enhance their capacities for compassion and empathy, establish a lifelong commitment to personal altruism, and develop a civic awareness that leads them to search for social justice and to work for social change.
The PK–12 Georgetown Day School Community Service Program provides a continuum designed to move students from an understanding of the meaning of service and altruism to an increasingly sophisticated understanding of significant social and environmental issues. In building this foundation of service, students come into contact with a variety of communities and cultures that may differ from their own and gain a better sense of where they themselves fit in the larger community.