Community Outreach

Since our inception, The Presentation School has made an overwhelming effort in the area of global responsibility. In any of our efforts to help those in need, our students have been enriched by the lessons planned by their teachers about the people, the culture, the politics, and the history of each of these locations.

At the Presentation School service and advocacy are a cornerstone values.  As we help our students to Love, Learn, and Lead we provide them with opportunities to put these values into action.  Since the founding of the Presentation School, service has been a consistent principle, beginning in 1997 with a relief campaign for schools devastated by an earthquake in Colfirito, Italy.  Since then students have fundraised for Childhood leukemia, Smile Train, Troops in Afghanistan, and tsunami and hurricane relief efforts.

Currently, Presentation School is committed to help stamping out hunger through partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank, St. Leo’s Thanksgiving Baskets, the Heifer Project, and annual participation in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine.

Teachers weave service into their curriculum to allow for authentic learning experiences, which include the choir Christmas caroling in local retirement and rest homes, lunch service at Glide Memorial, beach clean up, and tech class sponsored E Waste drives.

Each 8th grade student completes a capstone service project.  This year-long project allows students to identify and choose a type of service project that interests them. They design a display poster, develop a research paper, complete at 10 hours of service, create a portfolio, and finally, present their completed project to a panel in May.  Past service projects have included:

  • Food Drives
  • Support the Troops
  • Operation Smile
  • Boys and Girls Club Tutoring
  • Homeless Bags
  • Blanket Drive
  • Puppy Pound Awareness
  • Girl’s Self-Esteem Campaign
  • Horse Therapy for Children w/ Special Needs
  • Tough Mudders