C.A.R.E. in Action

The main focus of the Lower School’s service learning program, C.A.R.E. in Action, is to provide tangible, understandable ways in which students can address the needs of the larger community by using their time, treasures, and talents. It is our vision that students will internalize the ideas presented and become independent philanthropists.

Believing that no student is too young to participate in—and learn from—a philanthropic experience, the C.A.R.E. in Action program involves all Lower School children, and begins in Pre-Kindergarten with age-appropriate activities such as making signs to promote service learning efforts and decorating the canvas sacks used to hold toiletry items for a collection drive.

C.A.R.E. in Action has proven to be a great way to get students thinking about different types of community involvement and is a precursor to the service learning program in the Middle and Upper Schools that is meant to make the idea of service meaningful and enjoyable and hopefully, an integral part of our lives at RCS and beyond.



Lower School Service Learning

From the beginning, children at Riverdale find ways to help others.

Changing Our World for the Good

"Service learning is fun because I get to think of ways to help people.”

Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



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1 Spaulding Lane
Bronx, NY 10471
LS: (718) 549-7780

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5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
MS/US: (718) 549-8810

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