Service Learning

Service learning is a tool to foster empathy and compassion, and is an established tradition and integral part of our School. Our program empowers students to identify unique gifts, interests and passions, and discern how they can engage in the service of others and the greater good.

The Service Learning Program emphasizes consistent relationship building and mindful reflection, and is customized by each student based on their personal passion. 

Upper School students must complete 80 hours of service − 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.

Students develop and execute various on-campus, local and worldwide projects individually, as well as with clubs, sports teams, advisory groups and classes. Students reflect upon their role in the wider community, the interdependence of communities and our common humanity.

How does Service Learning work?

Students work regularly with service organizations of their choice that connect with their interests and passions. Throughout the school year, students document their experiences through their personal online service page, a unique and personal platform to consider what the experience means to them and memoralize their growth of service over time.

Service Learning News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Handmade Heartwarming Greetings

    Bishop’s Art Club recently finished their first community service project: Cardmaking! Members crafted delightful cards to donate to healthcare workers at UC San Diego and patients located by the Jewish Family Services. Artists spent time handmaking every card, filling each with their love and hope.
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  • Impacts in Isolation – Adopt-a-Grandparent

    Eighth-grader Logan Wang attended the virtual Impacts in Isolation Youth Leadership Conference over the weekend. He discovered much of what he learned and experienced could also have application for his Adopt-a-Grandparent pen pal club.
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  • Zoomers to Boomers

    Junior Max Stone has established the San Diego chapter of this now international volunteer organization represented by more than 1,000 young volunteers in nearly 40 cities. He and his fellow volunteers pick up and deliver groceries for those who cannot get out to shop due to the health risks of the pandemic.
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List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Jacqueline Gomez

    Jacqueline Gomez 

    Director of Service Learning
    (858) 875-0848
    University of San Diego - B.A.
    Concordia University - M.S.
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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.