Inspired by the Quaker testimonies (S.P.I.C.E.S) Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Haddonfield Friends School prioritizes community service as an integral part of school life, where all students have an opportunity to participate. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, every class comes to school for the morning to participate in a variety of service projects, from making greeting cards for a local rehabilitation center to making sandwiches for a local soup kitchen.
Additional service projects have included: visits to a rehabilitation center (1st grade), visiting and bonding with “grand-buddies” at a local assisted living facility (2nd grade), making blankets for Project Linus and collecting books for BookSmiles (3rd grade), gathering cold weather gear with a mitten tree (4th grade), and helping to reforest Wissahickon Park (Middle School). Middle School students take turns coordinating and preparing meals as well as entertainment for residents of Ronald McDonald House. In the spring, our 8th grade students participate in service projects as part of their class trip to Costa Rica!