Building character and compassion through community is an integral part of The Grosse Pointe Academy experience. Community service hours, both in and out of school, are required for Middle School students, and school-wide community service – such as serving food to the homeless, caring for seniors, or participating in charity events – are coordinated for students of all ages.
The importance of giving back to one’s community is one of the many lifelong lessons impressed upon Academy students.
Past community service events:
- Annual clothing drive
- Annual food drive
- Serving those in need
- Raising funds for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
- Performing and providing refreshment for SOC and other local organizations
Information for current students:
The month of December is filled with opportunities for students to learn about the gift of giving. Early and Lower School students fill baskets with mittens and hats; middle school students, faculty, and staff adopt a family and donate toys, clothing and food to share the spirit of the holidays. This annual tradition includes the entire GPA community, from the three-year-olds to eighth graders, gathering donations of canned goods, toiletries, and other supplies in the chapel.
As designated Michigan Green School, the Academy embarks on an ambitious celebration of Earth Week each spring.