Community Service

Becoming lifelong Stewards.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the heart of our curriculum is the value of responsible citizenship—caring for a cause beyond oneself. Instilled at every grade level, citizenship is strengthened by programs and traditions that bridge the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. The goal of our school is to develop purposeful and contributing citizens who are aware of their responsibilities to their communities.

Caring at Every Level

Lower School students learn the value of community early, as they participate in activities ranging from one-on-one school buddy programs to international projects, such as Pinwheels for Peace.

Each year, the Middle School adopts an organization in the greater Richmond area. Led by the Student Council, the students raise money and provide in-kind gifts and services for the chosen charity.

Each member of the Upper School spends a portion of his or her time involved in civic engagement. The program has had great success in reinforcing Steward’s commitment to the greater Richmond community, supporting diverse organizations, and providing students with hands-on, collaborative experiences while cultivating a strong spirit of leadership and public service. For Upper School community service requirements, please visit the Upper School page.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The goal of Steward's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day efforts each year is to engage the whole school in meaningful activities to learn about agencies who serve our community locally, nationally, and globally. In the process, our hope is that the participants will also discover the personal satisfaction that comes from helping others.

Organizations Steward Supports

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
Belle Meade Elementary
Central Asia Institute
Central Virginia FoodBank
Children’s Museum of Richmond
Chimborazo Elementary School
Fairfield Court Elementary School
Faison School for Autism
Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services
Home Again men's shelter
National Marrow Donor Program
Northside YMCA
Orchard House
Sacred Heart Center
UNICEF
Virginia Blood Services
Virginia Home
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Woodville Elementary School

 

Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

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