Pulaski Academy's Community Service Program for students in pre-school through the twelfth grade has been developed for the purpose of providing students opportunities to define their invaluable role in the life and welfare of their school and community.

  • To develop social awareness that impels students to action, not only in school, but for life.
  • To give our students the opportunity to give back to a society that has given them so much.
  • To develop in our students what Alexis de Tocqueville called "habits of the heart" to help others in need.

Service in Early Childhood School

From preschool to graduation, students participate in service learning projects to help them develop a sense of civic responsibility, a spirit of community, and a lifelong commitment to volunteerism.

Each year, preschool students participate in a service learning project to benefit a worthy cause. To help students form meaningful connections to the world, the project typically relates to a book or to a classroom topic. For example, The Kindergarners collect items for the Pulaski County Human Society each spring in conjunction with the 100th day of school.

Service in Lower School

PA’s Lower School students are active participants in service learning projects.

The first grade community service project centers around a local nursing home. Twice each year, first graders travel to a nursing home and perform a musical program that they learned at school for the winter holidays and Mother’s Day Tea. Students also make cards each holiday and send them to the residents of the nursing home.


The third grade has a wonderful opportunity not only to share their reading skills with others, but also to continually improve them. Several times throughout the school year, they visit ACCESS Schools and read to the preK and kindergarten children.

The fourth grade is participating in a “We Share Books Day,” a used book drive.

Service in Middle School

Middle School students are active participants in a variety of service learning projects throughout the year. Grade level and student council sponsors guide students through fundraising efforts as well as the collection of goods for donation and service work.  In recent years, the PA Middle School students have participated in the following community service endeavors:
  • Angeltree family adoption
  • Babysitting during Homecoming Alumni reception
  • Bruin Service program (monthly work weekends)
  • Canned food drive for Arkansas Food Bank
  • Cards to Hospice
  • Heifer Project - building dog houses
  • Humane Society donations
  • St. Jude's Hospital donations
     

Service in Upper School

When Upper School students aren’t giving blood in support of the Red Cross or participating in a canned food drive on behalf of the Arkansas Food Bank, you can find them making Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army or taking trips to the Arkansas Rice Depot to pack food boxes and bag rice. Upper School students must complete the required community service component of their PA education in order to graduate. Those going above and beyond the minimum level of service may graduate with honors. However, service is not merely a graduation requirement for PA students, but it’s a learning experience and, more importantly, a way of life.

During the 2015-16 School year, PA Upper School students donated 11,866 hours  to community service. 

 

Pulaski Academy

12701 Hinson Road  |  Little Rock, AR 72212  |  501.604.1910
Pulaski Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for 2 1/2-year-olds through 12th grade students.