Community Service

Service is a pillar of The Oakwood School.

Oakwood’s mission clearly states that the School endeavors to teach its students that human beings have an obligation to make the world a better place: The Oakwood School seeks to instill in its students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.

Part of Oakwood’s Philosophy Statement reiterates that our students will learn to value contributing to the world around them: The Oakwood School exists to help our students to learn and to love learning, to value themselves and others, and to become contributing members of ever-larger communities.

Finally, one of Oakwood’s Belief Statements beautifully explains the value of community service: We believe that both within and beyond the school walls, students learn that service to others is one of the deepest satisfactions the human spirit can know.

Our goal is to integrate knowledge and understanding with compassion and social responsibility, while we strive to promote empathy for others through diversity of ideas and experiences. Each division of the School has developed age-appropriate community service programs to nurture in our students a concern for the communities and world at large.


To support The Oakwood School's Mission and Statement of Philosophy, the Parent Service Association (PSA) would like to recognize Upper School students who give regularly of their time in a volunteer capacity.

Upper School students who are interested in participating in the annual Community Service Award program should record all service activities and hours from May 1 through April 30. Those students meeting established service hour milestones listed below will be recognized at the annual Oakwood School Award Ceremony in May.

Service Hour Milestones:

Gold: 200 or more hours

Silver: 150-199 hours

Bronze: 100-149 hours

Please take the time to read over the Community Service Award Guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you have any questions about whether an activity counts towards the Community Service Award, please contact the PSA Volunteer Service Coordinator, Anna Imhoff.

Click for the Hourly Log Sheet

Click here for the Detailed Log Sheet