Our 1st graders will write letters to firefighters, police people, EMTs and Sanitation Workers, thanking them and asking them about their lives and jobs. Some classes actually visit firehouses or police stations to understand the role these neighborhood members play in the community.
About Community Service at EMS
Every student is involved in community service at The Elisabeth Morrow School — even our youngest ones, who are beginning to develop a deeper understanding of their immediate community and how individuals contribute to it through their differences and similarities.
Across all divisions, from Chilton House to Morrow House, our students and their families are invited to share their customs and traditions. We build service-learning opportunities into the curriculum for each grade in Little School, allowing everyone an opportunity to develop empathy, leadership qualities, a sense of responsibility, and an understanding of good citizenship. Further, students are encouraged to develop their own “Passion Projects” to raise awareness for a cause they feel strongly about and educate the community through presentations, fundraisers, and writing campaigns. Each middle school class commits to a yearly service endeavor, and the students frequently suggest and execute their own service projects. In recent years, students have conceptualized and led initiatives in support of local and international causes.
EMS prepares students for an impressive range of top-tier secondary schools.
Our students cultivate the ability to learn, think, explore, empathize, and lead. They graduate with the ability, mindset, and competencies to navigate a global world and are well-prepared to face an unknowable future.
EMS students are accustomed to a rigorous academic environment and welcome the demands of competitive secondary schools. They are often placed in advanced sections where they perform very well.