Community service/service learning at CIS has many parts, but just one goal: to build a caring community at our school. Children are taught very early here to look out for one another and to care about the world in which we live. As they get older, CIS students are given opportunities to participate in community activities that stretch their understanding about the world and about each other. One-on-one peer tutoring builds respect for each other and clean up and recycling activities teach a concern for the environment.
As they move through the grades, students are given an opportunity to take a community service elective that will further develop their capacity to care. Here they may be asked to help coach and guide the younger children in the gym or on the sports field. Other students may now lead the recycling campaign, while others may assist in the library or provide one-on-one mentoring and tutoring to younger students. Some students may sign up to the video team that captures teacher lesson on video that are then made available to our partner school in Haiti.
Further along at CIS, students in the IB Diploma program provide leadership in community service initiatives outside school boundaries. These activities may include visits to children recovering from heart surgery, the collection and distribution of school and personal supplies to needy local children, service trips to Peru, Honduras, Haiti, and Nicaragua, peer tutoring in local schools, and leadership in sports programs across the island. In all that we do at CIS, we keep our focus on preparing our students to be well-rounded global citizens who can impact their world for good. We invite you to partner with us at CIS for the good of all.