Service Learning

Service Learning during the Pandemic

Service Learning is an integral part of a St. Mary’s Academy education and our students understand how these hands-on learning experiences broaden and deepen their perspectives. There is nothing quite like looking into the eyes of another and knowing that the time you’ve spent with them has uplifted their life in some way, and changed yours too. In the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic, hands-on service learning is not possible so our Mission and Charism and Religion Departments re-imagined the process to allow our students the benefit of these experiences. The departments came up with a host of creative ways for students to serve from a safe distance. The Service Learning opportunities are organized on Cast Fire Cards (same idea as a Bingo card) and are grade-specific, as follows:

Grades 7 and 8

Spark Cast Fire Card


Grades 9 and 10

Flame Cast Fire Card


Grades 11 and 12

Torch Cast Fire Card