Service Learning

Bishop's views service learning as a tool to foster empathy and compassion. The program empowers students to identify unique gifts, interests and passions, and discern how they can use passions in the service of others and the greater good.

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. Upper School students complete 80 hours of service  − 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. Students reflect upon their role in the wider community, the interdependence of communities and our common humanity. Service learning fosters a sense of personal responsibility and agency after graduating Bishop's. 

How does Service Learning work?

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 and memoralize their growth of service of time.

Service Learning News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Dog Days of Summer

    When these hot sultry summer days are past, some lucky dogs at the San Diego Humane Society shelter will have cozy blankets made by Bishop’s students.
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  • Sophomore’s COVID PSA is a Finalist

    Back in May 2020, when New York City was still under siege from COVID, members of the San Diego Math Circle were invited to participate in a contest to create a public service announcement (PSA) video that would be adopted by the state of New York to encourage wearing masks. Daxton Gutekunst ’23 got right to work.
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  • Adopt a Grandparent Pen Pal Project

    Logan Wang ’25 is the leader of the student club Adopt a Grandparent, writing to and organizing pen pals with senior residential communities.
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  • 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.