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Service Learning

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Calvin Christian School’s mission is to teach the whole child from a biblical worldview and to provide its students with an excellent education that prepares them for a life of Christ-centered service. Emphasizing service-learning in the curriculum strengthens that mission and provides an opportunity for students to make a tangible connection between their faith and learning by living it out putting it into practice. It also demonstrates Calvin’s commitment to develop students who are prepared not only with their hearts but also with their hands to “do justice, seek mercy, and walk humbly with our God” in their communities. 

Service-Learning Guidelines


Elementary School (grades Kindergarten - 5)

Students will participate in an all school walk-a-thon to raise funds for local community organizations. Students are required to seek out donations by asking friends and family to support for their walk and therefore raise money for the organization that their class is supporting. Students in grade 5 will also participate in a canned food drive for a local non-profit.

Junior High School (grades 6-8)

Students are required to perform 10 hours of service each year. A minimum of  2 hours should be accumulated in each of the following categories: Community, Church and Home or School. Service hours can be completed between the first day of summer break and the last day of the school year. 

High School (grades 9-12)

Students are required to perform 15 hours of service each year. Part of these hours include the 5 hours accumulated during the all-school serivce day held each spring. A minimum of  2 hours should be accumulated in each of the following categories: Community, Church and Home or School.