Beyond the Classroom
Through a purposeful and meaningful student activities program, St. David’s School can further our mission of cultivating faith, virtue and knowledge within the lives of our students.
We encourage curricular and extra-curricular pursuits to help students develop important life skills such as leadership, service and honor. Student activities also provide a platform for students to hone their communication skills and form life-long relationships. We believe these unifying, communal moments matter significantly.
As affirmed through our mission statement, St. David’s seeks to prepare students for college and life.
Highlights of Student Life
The advisory program at St. David’s provides a small group setting where students can develop close relationships with classmates and their advisor. This is a space where Chapel discussions can be continued and explored, achievements can be celebrated, and support can be offered.
Once a week, each division meets for an assembly. These brief gathering are opportunities to hear announcements, address topics, celebrate victories and share concerns.
A question often posed on campus is “How is Raleigh, the Triangle area, and the world around us a better place because of St. David’s?” We answer this through service. Our students pursue meaningful opportunities to serve the community and build positive relationships with organizations and individuals, both at home and abroad.
A minimum of 80 hours of community service is required for graduation; however, we believe selfless service is the beginning of new relationships. Our goal is to continually establish bonds with local and global communities so that service learning becomes a way of life.
St. David’s students volunteer their time serving in soup kitchens, visiting nursing homes, conducting food drives, filling school backpacks for underprivileged students, tutoring in area schools, and building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Around the globe, our students recognize how service is vital for a fruitful life by participating in community outreach to orphanages in Ethiopia, and partnering with Bridge Builders in Guatemala to build classrooms.