Learning and Serving Program
At the deepest level of who we are as The Master’s School, we believe that above everything we are an academic institution built upon the Biblical foundations of truth, integrity, and excellence. Since its founding in 1970, The Master's School’s guiding principle has been the integration of faith and learning. Excellence in academics, with an emphasis on strong moral character, leadership, and community are themes that our staff, faculty, and students embrace. The Biblical call to be doers of the word and not only hearers has been the inspiration for our Learning & Serving program.
This program, now in its second decade, seeks to challenge our students to look beyond their wants and to reach out to those truly in need. Through the Learning & Serving program, our students have worked in daycare centers for infants and for the elderly; tutored elementary students in the urban community; built houses with Habitat for Humanity; served in soup kitchens, hospitals and food pantries; organized food, clothing, and recycling drives. The school community has helped reestablish a school in Kosovo, obtained shoes for needy Iraqi children and sponsored student mission trips in and out of the United States.
Many of our alumni who now work as teachers, counselors, and social workers, political activists and missionaries credit this program with exposing them to what has become their chosen vocation.
Learning and Serving is a complement to our Middle and Upper School Bible Curriculum as it allows students to put feet to their faith. We believe service is a vital part of what it means to follow Christ and to live as a reflection of Him in this world.
The program has both a service hour requirement as well as an end of the year assessment that students turn in to their Bible teacher. Students may serve in their local communities, their nation and the world in which they live. We encourage them to find appropriate opportunities at school, within their churches, as well as with outside organizations, both para-church and secular, that meet both the physical and spiritual needs of a lost and dying world.
1) Pass/Fail grade (appears on student’s report card)
2) 6th Grade- a minimum requirement of 6 hours (3 hrs per semester)
3) 7th Grade- a minimum requirement of 7 hours (3 1/2 hrs per semester)
4) 8th Grade- a minimum requirement of 8 hours (4 hrs per semester)
5) Second semester, students will turn in a photo essay OR PowerPoint presentation.
6) First semester hours due January 11; second semester hours and assessment due May 31, 2013.
7) ALL Fall service hours may be earned during the summer. Spring service may begin as early as Christmas vacation.
8) All activities are credited, by the hour, up to 5 hours may be earned each week in one particular "type" of service.
9) Students must not receive pay for their service.
Printable Learning and Serving Booklet and Service Logs