Staten Island Academy is committed to service initiatives that bridge the gap between academic study and the reality of daily life.
We believe that service should be relevant and meaningful to the community, enhance academic learning, and provide the opportunity for civic pride and increased awareness of the diverse needs within our community. We achieve this by engaging students in service initiatives that are based on campus with an outreach to organizations that provide services to the community at large.
Recently students, parents and faculty have embarked on exciting, hands-on service experiences with organizations such as:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Project Hospitality
- Meals on Wheels
- Eger Harbor House
- Autism Speaks
- Staten Island University Hospital
Our goal is to have all students understand the importance of service and to actively participate in at least one major service initiative while they are a student (in each division of the school).
Senior Year Service Internship
In the late spring of senior year, just weeks before graduation, each senior is required to complete a two-week service internship in either the Staten Island community or the greater community at large. Some examples of our senior initiatives are students working for Project Hospitality or local area hospitals, traveling to New Orleans to rebuild homes or donate time to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. Students design their internship in consultation with the Senior Internship Director and their Senior Advisor, and report on their experience upon completion of the project.