Community service has always been an important aspect of Rocky Hill School life. Serving others is one way in which our students fulfill the School motto, Know Thyself. Due to Rocky Hill’s small size and Preschool–Grade 12 composition, on-campus volunteer opportunities abound. Students undertake a number of responsibilities that help our School operate effectively, including:
- schoolyard and waterfront cleanups
- managing the Lower School recycling program
- tutoring peers and younger students
- assisting Middle School coaches
Each year, the Community Service Coordinator also organizes community service initiatives directly affecting the greater community. These are undertaken on a regular basis, usually through classroom or advisory projects.
A sampling of some community service projects are:
- Band-Aid collection for Hasbro Children’s Hospital
- Holiday gift giving for Communities for People
- Jump Rope for Heart— American Heart Association
- Annual Food Drive for East Greenwich food banks
- 8th grade class visits to a local nursing home
- Save The Bay
Students in the Upper School are required to complete 40 hours of documented community service over the course of four years, prior to graduation. At least 30 hours must be completed with the same organization. The Community Service Coordinator will help freshmen identify an area of interest and connect them with an organization where they can perform service. Sophomores spend two days performing community service in May. The community service requirement is prorated for all students who enter Rocky Hill School after ninth grade.