Serving our community by helping others is an important part of Westfield’s focus. Service-learning combines meaningful community service with academic study and practical application to enrich student learning, build civic engagement, and strengthen communities. The very concept of service-learning relates directly to one of our school’s Core Beliefs: “We believe that embracing community service, compassion for others and the development of leaders provides students the foundation to have a vital role in the future of their world.”
Westfield students adopt families at Christmas and provide food to those in need in our community. Students tutor other students and read to kindergarten classes. Students host blood drives, provide assistance for community organizations, and visit nursing homes.
Lower School students and faculty join together to provide food to area community food banks. On the first Friday of each month, students in Pre-K through 5th grades bring in canned goods and other food staples for donation to a different food bank. The food items are delivered by the students to community food banks throughout the area.
The senior class participates in the Westfield Senior Experience (WSE), a week that includes both career-oriented exposure and service-learning exposure. Students “shadowed” in area businesses and organizations. Through WSE, seniors have the opportunity to observe and experience professionals in various careers.
Students in the Upper School Foreign Language Club volunteer with Homework Helpers during the school year. The students helped children with homework and test preparation, as well as snacks, crafts, and devotionals. Most of the parents of these children are illiterate in Spanish and English and speak little or no English. Homework Helpers, started by Westfield faculty member Lisa New, is a ministry of Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins.
Athletic teams lead efforts to raise monies for various charities such as the "Red Out" during basketball season for the American Heart Association and the "Pink Out" during football season for the Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer.