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Service Learning

Service Learning gives students the opportunity to meaningfully engage with the needs of their community, learn more about themselves, develop empathy, practice leadership skills, and recognize their shared responsibility to care for others. 

Service learning projects are age-appropriate, hands-on, and serve our community in meaningful ways. Outside of classroom-based service learning, NPS coordinates numerous service activities throughout the year, giving family members the opportunity to serve together. Our community-wide service projects are a clear manifestation of the School’s Core Values and our Christian identity, embracing through service the virtue of love in action.

Examples of Grade Level Service Project Partners:

Pre-Kindergarten 3
Washington Humane Society
Pre-Kindergarten 4
National Presbyterian Child Care Center (NPCCC) Partnership
NPS-NPC Environmental Partnership
First Grade
IONA Senior Center 
Second Grade
Emergency Preparedness and American Red Cross
Third Grade
Comfort Cases for Foster Children
Fourth Grade
Care Bags for Children’s Hospital
Fifth Grade
Homelessness and Tommy’s Pantry
Sixth Grade
Environmental Service Learning Projects


NPS students excel at:
  • Working in collaboration with the School and local community to experience a fuller definition and understanding of neighbor
  • Reflecting upon, thinking critically and learning from their service experiences
  • Using newly acquired academic skills and knowledge
  • in real-life situations in their own communities
  • Developing and fostering empathy, leadership skills and civic responsibility