Upper School Students Participate in Day of Service and Leadership

The Upper School dedicated a day to promoting service, leadership and class unity on through special programs for each grade level on April 7.

The 10th Grade Class of 2017 spent the day at Camp Wyman, participating in activities designed to foster leadership, class unity and healthy risk taking. The mission of Camp Wyman is to empower teens to become healthy, engaged and productive adults. Students worked in advisory teams to complete ropes courses and solve problems.

Service, leadership, diversity and inclusion were key themes for the 11th Grade Class of 2016’s activities. Following a morning of service work at local agencies, including the St. Louis Area Foodbank, KidSmart and North Side Community School, students returned to campus to participate in Crossing the Line, a powerful exercise that explores personal identity, and a scavenger hunt.

The Senior Class of 2015 focused on service, health and wellness, volunteering at local agencies and participating in an educational session led by NCADA (National Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse) professionals.

The new daily schedule in the Upper School has made it possible to implement enrichment and leadership activities like these throughout the school year.