Through activities both inside and outside of the classroom, our schools cultivate a lifelong commitment to serving others, particularly the less fortunate among us. Through service, students learn empathy, kindness, respect for others and oneself, the ability to distinguish right from wrong and how to practice values that help them lead good lives and become a positive force in the world.
Many of our middle and high school students are required to complete a service project and/or a certain number of service hours each school year.
During the 2016-17 school year, CSA students collectively completed upwards of 66,000 service hours.
School-wide service days and projects are common across CSA schools. A few of our schools also have out-of-state and international service trips planned for the 2017-18 school year.
"A sense of values and respect for others — that's what my children get here. And these are some of the things that end up being huge later in life."Linda Borges, teacher, St. Michael
"The service and outreach piece is something the kids really connect with. It's how we live our faith."Fr. Dave Costa, pastor, St. Mary Sacred Heart
"I feel it's important to give children a solid foundation in their faith and academic life. I love the way we teach morals, values and compassion. Christian living is embedded in all we do."Patty Coady, teacher, St. Stanislaus