Community Service

Dwight is committed to leadership training, service learning, and community service. Through academic, civic, team, and individual exploration, students develop valuable leadership skills and perform local and global community service that will help them succeed in the next phase of their lives as students, community members, and world leaders.

Each year, Dwight students are involved in dozens of different community service projects, including WISER (Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research). Dwight was selected as one of three Lead Partner Schools for this non-profit organization, which built the first girls’ boarding school in Muhuru Bay, Kenya. Leadership through service is woven into nearly every aspect of a Dwight education.


Service as Action Across the School

Students in preschool-grade 12 are encouraged to engage in meaningful community service, participate in physical activities, and explore their creativity. Dwight School believes that these are important components of an IB education and personal development. In keeping with our mission and the IB curriculum, we have a Service as Action (community service) requirement for all students in grades 9 and 10, and a CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) requirement for all students in grades 11 and 12.


Forbes "30 Under 30" Alum Dan Maren '11 Discusses CAS at Dwight and how it changed his perspective on helping the world. 


Shane Hansen

Director of Service Learning/CAS