Service Learning

Service Learning Program Mission

At RCS, we are committed to engaging our students in real-world learning through service. We believe in the academic and social benefits of empowering our students to make a difference in the world through service learning. Service learning at RCS is taught and experienced through the lenses of philanthropy and community partnership. This type of learning raises awareness of others and issues of social justice, has a direct impact on the surrounding community and fosters a lifelong commitment to helping others within the community. Our service learning program, through education and volunteer work, teaches citizenship, civic engagement and service for the common good. At RCS we strive to create good citizens in addition to good students.

Upcoming Events

Northern Westchester Hospital
Emergency Room Activity Bag Drive
JPK-Grade 4 students
Emergency Room Activity Bag drive for Northern Westchester Hospital. From Monday, November 11 through Monday, November 18, JPK-Grade 4 students will be collecting:
  • phone chargers 
  • crayons/markers 
  • coloring books 
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • playing cards
  • travel games
  • drawing pads 
  • CVS gift cards
  • grocery store gift cards 

Food Bank of Northern Westchester
Canstruction Canned Food Drive
Grades 5-9

“Canstruction is an opportunity for our students to engage and have fun with a service project that supports our local community,” Head of Upper School Matt Hall said.  
From Monday, November 11, through Monday, December 16, Grades 5-9 students are asked to bring in:
  • beans (canned or dry)
  • soups
  • canned meals (low sodium)
  • canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • canned or dried fruit
  • peanut butter
  • canned meat/fish
  • milk (shelf-stable)
  • pasta/rice
  • cereals (whole grain)
On Wednesday, December 18, students will utilize their engineering skills to compete in a Canstruction competition. Important competition information:

  1. The floor space for each group will be a 10x10 foot square.
  2. All donated items can be used, as well as any additional items that will add to the design. For example, cans can be stacked around the exterior of a box to make the structure look like it is made entirely of cans.
  3. No tape or glue allowed!

Wear One, Share One Pajama Drive
Community Center of Northern Westchester
JPK-Grade 9
In an effort to provide needed clothing items to the Community Center of Northern Westchester, all students are invited to bring in new, unworn pajamas to school from Monday, December 9, through Tuesday, December 17. All students are invited and encouraged to wear pajamas to school on December 17 as long as they bring in at least one new pair of pajamas for donation.
Rippowam Cisqua School
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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