Serving others is a central tenet to Quaker philosophy and a key component of a DVFriends education. Our service-learning program provides opportunities for students to reach out – both within our own community and particularly beyond our walls – to help others in need.
Upper school students are required to complete 40 hours of service by 12th grade as a graduation requirement. The ninth-grade participates in grade-wide service activities during the school year that counts towards their service hours. Students are then asked to do independent activities to earn their 40 hours. Any hours the students accumulate beginning in ninth grade, including school-sponsored activities such as service trips can help meet this requirement.