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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

Service Learning

CES has a long tradition of service.  Service joins Academics and Character as one of the three hallmarks of a Christ Episcopal School education.

Service learning connects school-based learning with the natural concern that young people have for their world - whether here at CES, in our local community or far from our school campus. The results are lifelong lessons for students and provide true help where a problem exists. 

At CES, this learning combined with service efforts, is accomplished through our daily chapel program, through school-wide involvement and through classroom based activities.

Every school year, each class (Preschool-Grade 8) takes charge of a service learning activity. 
Recent projects include:

The Gr. 6 well project exemplifies the breadth of a true service learning effort.  Leading a school-wide effort, the students raised $15,000 to build a lifesaving well in South Sudan. Inspired by the book, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, and learning about the extreme hardships faced by the South Sudanese people, the class wanted to make a significant impact on a village, especially its children, who are deeply affected by waterborne diseases and the constant search of fresh water. By providing a sustainable well, our students made a difference!