Preparing empathetic, insightful, proactive citizens of the world
At Langley, service learning is essential to living our mission. Whether teaching our youngest students what it means to need something or empowering our oldest students to identify and help address larger social needs, service learning is a key component of our curriculum across grade levels.
Students grow as citizens and leaders as they conceptualize, organize, and take part in a variety of initiatives, including reading to students at other local schools, coordinating on-campus recycling efforts, making sandwiches for local food centers, working with students with disabilities, supporting our American Legion neighbors, participating in donation drives, and engaging in countless other endeavors that spur compassionate action and enduring self-awareness.
To us, service learning means more than “community service.” Our programs intentionally enable students to identify needs in specific areas, conduct well-thought-out service activities, measure the impact, and reflect upon and share the experience so that they and others may build upon it. Through service learning, students come to understand how to help solve challenging social problems while contributing to communities beyond their immediate circles. They also uncover a personal sense of accomplishment as they find themselves making real change.
Moving into high school, our graduates have become citizens of the world who empathetically and effectively listen, analyze, cooperate, and lead.
Service Learning News
This grant will provide hands-on experience for Langley's sixth-grade science students as they learn about, test, and restore the Dead Run watershed behind our Middle School building.
The Langley School finds success in new food drive.
The Langley School Packs 65,000 Meals for families displaced in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian.