In keeping with the school's mission of "inspiring leadership for the public good," the Middle School offers a rich program of community service, seeking to promote empathy, develop problem-solving skills, and create a sense of collaboration via the formation of community partnerships. While specific activities and opportunities vary from year to year based on student interest and curricular connections, the November Pie Drive - during which students make over 300 apple pies for donation before the Thanksgiving holiday - has become an annual tradition. Additionally, middle school students participate in a Spring Day of Service, or "Common Fire", through which they work such varied sites as Cradles to Crayons, the Sanger Center for Compassion, and Father Bill's.
Other recent events include a Halloween Candy Drive to benefit Treats for Troops and a coin drive to benefit hurricane victims in New Jersey. Additionally, a service component has been added to the annual Class V trip to Washington D.C. For many of our students, service is a particular area of passion, and thus a Middle School Community Service Board - open to all students - convenes regularly throughout the school year.