One way in which students are taught to value and respect those around them is through our Community Action programs. As early as the Nursery and Kindergarten years, students are planting in the park, recycling in their classrooms and raising money at bake sales for causes they care about. The Kindergarten raises money to sponsor a puppy for The Seeing Eye organization. In the Lower and Upper School, students have collected food for City Harvest; participated in a blanket and towel collection for the ASPCA; written pen pal letters to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House; visited homes for the elderly; participated in the Sandwiches for the Hungry program; and decorated pillows, puppets and quilts for Soaring Words, an organization that donates these items to ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. At the same time, students are encouraged to help those within their school community.
Outreach, an Upper School club, sponsors community action projects such as a holiday food and toy drive for Yorkville Common Pantry, Dolls for Darfur raising monies for refugees, and a shoe drive for Soles 4 Souls providing new and gently used shoes to the needy worldwide.
Town's Student Environmental Committee focuses on informing the school community of ways to become more "green". They sponsored an electrical equipment recycling week and a "Weigh the Waste" awareness week in the cafeteria.