Service Learning

The Bishop’s Service Learning Program emphasizes consistent relationship building and mindful reflection, and is customized by each student based on his or her personal passion. 

Service learning is an established tradition and integral part of our School. Bishop's students must complete 80 hours of community service during their upper school years − and nearly all students go well past the required hours. Last year, upper school students spent more than 33,000 hours in service to the community.

Bishop’s students develop and execute various on-campus, local and worldwide projects individually, as well as with clubs, sports teams, advisory groups and classes. These groups work together to address the needs of an organization or cause. Students reflect upon their role in the wider community, the interdependence of communities and our common humanity. We strive for our students to have these necessary life skills after graduating from Bishop’s.

How does Service Learning work?

Upper school students work regularly with service organizations of their choice that coincide with their interests and passions. Throughout the school year, students reflect upon their experiences through their personal online service page.

The service learning website offers a unique and personal online platform for students to reflect upon what the experience means to them. They have the ability to add videos and photos that detail their service experience and memorialize the growth of their service relationships over time. Students can also check hours, confirm hours with supervisors and look for new service opportunities.

Service Learning News

List of 3 news stories.

  • 2018-2019 Super Service Students

    Each quarter, the service learning office and the class service reps select a student from each grade in the upper school who has gone “above and beyond” in service to others.
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  • Spring Cleaning for a Cause

    Community Service Initiative and Middle School Students of Service collected 30 bags of clothing for Estancia Infantil San Luis Soyatlàn, an orphanage in Mexico.
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  • More Service Learning Updates

    Earlier this fall, students contributed Halloween costumes to one organization and books to another. The recipients shared their gratitude with Director of Service Learning Jackie Gomez.
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THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.