The Mission Statement of Laguna Blanca School places emphasis on making community service an integral part of School life. Our mission is to continue to involve students in many service-learning experiences. Community service teaches habits of mind and heart essential for full participation in a democratic society. Students experience the difference their commitment and efforts can make in the lives of others. They derive from their service projects a sense of accomplishment, independence, and personal responsibility that makes them more thoughtful and purposeful in all aspects of their lives.

Community Service Requirements

Middle School students will complete their service hours by participating in service-learning projects organized and administered through the advisory program. Students may also complete service work outside of school.

Upper School students will complete and document a minimum of 16 service hours to meet the graduation requirement. Hours can be received through participation in service clubs on campus or through participation in the community.

Students who complete 50 service hours in a twelve-month period are eligible to be certified for a Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The program runs from April 15-April 15 each year. Awards are distributed at the Presidential Volunteer Service Award assembly which is held in May.

Students must document their service hours by completing a Community Service form and returning it to Trish McHale. Forms are available online, in the main office, or from Ms. McHale.

NEED HELP? If you have any questions or require assistance in selecting a community service project, please contact Trish McHale at 805-687-2461 x0317 or