Service Learning Program

Knox Autism Acceptance Month Walk-A-Thon

The Knox School prides itself on fostering learning communities that extend beyond the classroom walls and uses an array of character-building experiences that promote social-emotional development and leadership skills.

Our character education offerings – rooted in the Knox Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness, and Scholarship – established the foundation for students to become positive contributors to their communities, both locally and globally, and prepare them for success well beyond high school graduation.

Knox Service Learning - Holiday Present Wrapping

Service Learning Requirement

Service learning is a unique form of experiential learning that allows students to go out into the community, learn from and help community partners, and reflect on their beneficial experiences. At Knox, each Upper School student is required to participate in Service Learning at several different grade levels.

Past Service Learning Projects

The Memory project

The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

In the spring, students complete a fundraising project and then order their photos. They then create portraits for kids around the world. They worked on portraits of students from Guatemala this past year. These portraits can be done in many mediums; pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, water colors, paints, etc.

General Needs Ltd.

Knox Service Learning - General Needs for Veterans

This project has been part of Knox for the last four years.  General Needs is a non-profit organization that services homeless veterans in the northeast quadrant of the United States.  General Needs is just that, they provide the general needs of our forgotten homeless veterans from toiletries to coats and boots to starter kits for a new apartment.  Everything they give to the veterans is brand new.  They believe that these veterans deserve new supplies.  Knox has hosted several fundraisers and sock drives for this group.  Last year they donated 30 jumbo bags of toiletries for the veterans.  This year they raised over $350, and 90 pairs of socks.  Not only do students raise money, but they also serve by going on field trips to their storage facilities at Westies in East Northport where they wrap Christmas presents for the veterans for the holidays.  They pack trucks with boxes of boots for their 1363 Boots on the Ground project.  Making a difference one veteran at a time.