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An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

We exist to Inspire

Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility

Social Responsibility

Providence Day School: Inspiring a sense of social responsibility

At Providence Day, social responsibility means cultivating a sense of connection to our community and the world, and taking action to improve the lives of others. Social responsibility progresses throughout the curriculum in all grades, from activities that develop empathy and gratitude in Lower School; to a more participatory approach in Middle School; to problem-solving and innovation in Upper School and beyond.

Additionally, Providence Day remains the only independent school in the nation to host a Freedom School program each summer, and the community comes together to collect school supplies for all of Charlotte's 18 Freedom School sites year-round. Read more here.

Social Responsibility by Division:


Looking to learn more about Service Learning? Want to brainstorm about curriculum and community partnerships? Explore ways to connect across campus: events include annual pumpkin recycling, collecting canned goods at the annual Turkey Trot, blood drives, and much more!

Erica Katz
Lower School Community Engagement Coordinator for Social Responsibility

Kelly Lawler
Middle School Community Engagement Coordinator for Social Responsibility

Dr. Jennifer Bratyanski
Upper School Community Engagement Coordinator for Social Responsibility 

Social Responsibility News

Students of Service Clubs Impact Thousands of People in Charlotte

Students of Service (SOS) is a group of dozens of student-centered service clubs under the social responsibility umbrella that work with area organizations to support community needs. Thousands of people and numerous non-profits across the city benefited from these student-led initiatives in the fall of 2019.