Marin Primary & Middle School students, families, and faculty are actively involved in experiences that foster growth and deepen understanding of all kinds – academic, social, and emotional. This is at the core of the school’s community service program, one of the tools used to integrate the school’s mission into the life of our students as we strengthen the qualities of respect, compassion, and responsibility for others and inspire children to make a difference in the world.
Community service in the primary school combines the principles of experiential learning, the development of an understanding of others beyond the self, and the importance of service to the community. Through our program, students develop a sense of stewardship within our community, see that they are part of a larger whole, both locally and and globally, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity of our world. Primary school community service opportunities have included projects within the school, such as reading to younger students or collecting the school’s food scraps for our garden (a fourth grade learning and service program) trips outside of school to visit a senior center, and participation in schoolwide service projects such as collections for the Food Bank and the Marin Literacy Program’s FLAGship bus.