The Urban School is committed to extending education beyond the walls of the school. Urban's pioneering four-year community service learning program encompasses multicultural education, civic engagement and community service. Through classroom discussion, community projects and self-reflection, students become responsible, resourceful citizens with a sense of personal, social and political awareness. Freshmen prepare for engagement in the local community through an exploration of race, ethnicity, culture, immigration and class and the impact these factors have on one's indentity and experiences. Sophomores extend this understanding outward by looking at the needs of the local community and engaging in group service projects. Juniors and seniors deepen their understanding of citizenship by engaging in independent community service projects. Community service learning helps Urban students become responsible, resourceful citizens, often achieving a level of social and political awareness that is rare among teenagers.
Please see the course requirements.