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Community Service

UPrep believes service to the community is an integral part of our commitment to developing socially responsible, global citizens. We want students to recognize that they have the ability to make a difference. Our Upper School service-learning graduation requirement helps students learn to build intentional time for service throughout their lives.

Middle School

UPrep does not have a Middle School community service requirement. There are opportunities for students to participate in on-campus community service through the Parent Guardian Association and other community events and clubs. 

Upper School

In order to fulfill UPrep's Upper School community service requirement, each student must complete 80 hours of service by graduation. Hours from the summer before 9th grade through graduation can count towards this requirement. In support of our mission to develop socially responsible citizens, students must earn credit hours by volunteering in direct service.

We believe that it is important for students to experience opportunities beyond the walls of the school, thus only 40 hours of credit may be granted during their four years for in-house hours, or volunteer activities that serve UPrep directly. Students needing assistance with a service learning project may meet with the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Taylor Kanemori, who oversees the program.

On Campus opportunities may include:
  • Student Ambassador for the Admission and Enrollment Office
  • Math Helpers
  • Events with Students of Service Club
  • Thanksgiving pie bake

Off-Campus opportunities may include:
  • Reading Buddies
  • Foodbanks
  • Trail maintenance
  • Park cleanups
  • Mary's Place

Current Students: Check the Veracross Student Portal for detailed community service information or contact the DEIB Office.

A group of Middle School students work together with shovels, rakes, and buckets to clean up Discovery Park.


Students work together on a community service project in the UPrep Commons.


A student holds a sign advertising a coat drive at UPrep.