Caring and compassion are cornerstones of a Chandler education. Students at Chandler learn to see themselves as interconnected members of many communities – their family, their school, their city, and the world.
Students learn by first-hand experiences that they can and should help to make the world a happier, better place. The Chandler community serves together joyfully and generously in countless ways during the year, sometimes in a classroom activity, and many times in whole-school projects.
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On a weekly basis, new service opportunities are made available, ranging from making bracelets for soldiers to helping clean up the Arroyo. Chandler welcomes and encourages whole-family participation during many service events.
Chandler’s biggest service event, Big Service Day, takes place on a Saturdays on a “normal day”. Students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends join together to serve nonprofits including Union Station and My Friend’s Place. Volunteers pack lunches, snack bags, hygiene kits, make cards of support, run a bake and craft sale, collect donations of magazines, art supplies, clothing and more.
In the Lower School, students in grades 3-5 are invited to take a leadership role in community service and may join the Clovers, a service club that meets at lunch and occasionally after school.
In the Middle School, students may volunteer at a local Head Start preschool where Chandler students have volunteered for over 30 years. In addition, all eighth graders pursue a five-month service project with a local nonprofit of their choosing.
Chandler School, 1005 Armada Drive, Pasadena, (626) 795-9314 or visit www.chandlerschool.org.