The opportunity to practice leadership skills in an array of areas is a key component of a St. Anne’s-Belfield School education.
In the Learning Village Grades K – 4, opportunities grow with each grade level from assisting faculty with volunteer projects, to leading other students in keeping School grounds neat, to serving as a Chapel Buddy in the fourth grade and orienting Kindergarten students to this weekly part of School life.
In the Learning Village Grades 5 – 8 students enjoy a diverse range of activities that allow them to take on leadership roles and model good citizenship and leadership to younger students. From participating in cross-divisional activities such as reading to students and building bird houses, to working with the Office of Admission as Admission Ambassadors, our fifth through eighth grade students have regular opportunities to lead. Participating in more formal roles of Student Council, Chapel presentations, advising the Head of School, and community service projects also prepare our Grades 5 – 8 students for the many exciting opportunities awaiting them in the Upper School and beyond.
Clubs, activities, and athletics teams are an integral part of the Upper School leadership landscape. Serving on the Honor Council, Student Senate, and/or Disciplinary Council offer students the opportunity to lead in formal settings, and seats are set aside in all of these organizations specifically for representatives of the School’s boarding program. Athletic team captains lead on the fields and courts, while members of the Upper School Advisory Council regularly discuss pertinent student issues with the Head of School.
With the aid of myriad leadership opportunities at the School, our students move boldly forward to each new division and life outside of our campuses as active, engaged citizens in our community, nation, and world.