Instilling a sense of personal and civic responsibility in students is something we take seriously. Our students learn the value of helping others, and you see that spirit at work at every age level. From packing goods for earthquake victims, writing letters to those serving in the armed forces, or collecting toys for underprivileged children, our students and faculty put their hearts into helping others.
In our Lower School, students produce Thanksgiving centerpieces for nursing homes, and food drives throughout the school yield meals for local families in need during the holidays, reinforcing the lesson of charitable giving and community responsibility.
As part of an annual tradition in our Middle and Upper School's, all students participate in a day of giving, whether it is at a local humane society, senior center, or soup kitchen. In addition, our Student Government, National Honor Society, and Advisory groups all work together on projects to help others in need throughout the school year.
At NSU University School, we recognize the importance of being a responsible and contributing member of our community. In fact, to graduate, Upper School students must earn 100 hours of community service. However, for most of our students, that service becomes much more than a graduation requirement. Last year's graduating class devoted over 100,000 volunteer hours during their high school years.