It is through service that we discover the value of our gifts, the interrelated nature of our lives and the joy of being part of something larger than ourselves to make a difference in the world. All Menaul School students are encouraged to share their time and talent with communities inside and outside the school.
70 hours of community service over the course of 4 years is a graduation requirement for Upper School. Students are encouraged to serve the larger community beyond the school, and only 50% of the service may be in-school hours.
Mission Week is a highlight of the year for many students
Our Service Learning requirements are supplemented by a school wide Mission Week every spring.
The entire class spend a week together, serving and learning from communities beyond the bounds of their daily existence. Designed to challenge the students’ mind, body and spirit, the Mission Week has both labor and educational components.
Typically, Freshman stay in Albuquerque to work on local projects. Sophomores visit worksites beyond the city to serve within New Mexico. Juniors and Seniors travel beyond the state; Juniors participate in Frontera de Cristo, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas, AZ, and Seniors collaborate with mission organizations in neighboring states.