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Student Life
Social Service

Requirements and Procedures

The following conditions must be satisfied for service hours to count toward the graduation requirement:
  • Students are required to engage in projects that provide a distinctly different character and social climate from what they might encounter on the Cathedral Close.
  • The service must be person-to-person service to help foster learning about oneself and others and to help each student develop a sense of caring, responsibility, and mutual respect for the individuals they meet.
  • At least half of any student's service hours must be completed in the DMV area. 
  • Students may choose projects from our list of approved agencies. A student who wishes to volunteer at an organization that is not on the pre-approved list must get approval from Ms. Kinari Pierce and complete the alternative service project form before the student begins volunteering to make sure that it fits within the scope of our service program.
  • Students should properly log their hours on Mobile Serve, the app and browser used to track hours. To receive credit, students need to provide the name and contact information of the volunteer coordinator/supervisor, documentation that supports their fulfillment of service hours, and a brief description of the service experience.
  • The service should provide needed support and assistance to members of our wider community.
  • Approval must be obtained before work with an organization formally begins.
  • Upper School students may begin accruing hours the fall of their Form III year.
  • All students must acquire 60 hours before registration day of Form VI.  We recommend that students complete at least 20 hours during each calendar year leading up to their senior year.
  • Note for the Class of 2022: Because of the pandemic, the rising seniors are required to accrue only 40 hours. 
Failure to satisfy any of these requirements may result in a project not qualifying for the St. Albans social service requirement.
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.