Global Awareness & Engagement
MCDS has a longstanding commitment to reach beyond our campus to the broader community, recognizing that we have much to learn as well as much to offer.
We strive to equip students to envision and work toward a better world, including developing respect and compassion for people of diverse backgrounds, world cultures and the environment.
In Eighth grade, for instance, all students participate in Service Learning Week by volunteering at local community organizations working on issues such as (but not limited to) homelessness, hunger, aging, and environmental concerns. Students in Kindergarten make frequent visits to a nearby residential care facility for the elderly. Service learning opportunities are integrated throughout the curriculum in all grade levels.
Global engagement also encompasses an understanding of and connection to the student’s local and national, as well as global, identity. Efforts to make connections in the broader world begin with celebrating differences and working together to build an inclusive school community.