Part of our mission is to develop in our students an awareness of the needs of others. Under the guidance of the school chaplain, eighth grade students with their
upper school partners raise money each year to minister to the poor.
Partnering with our friends at the Cuirim House in Nogales, MX, students raise funds each year to travel during Spring Break to this border town south of Tuscon, AZ. The Cuirim House, founded by a New Covenant parent, is built on a 6th century Irish Monastic model and ministers in the valley outside of Nogales to about 10,000 people who have been unable to find work in local factories or in the United States. The Cuirim House works very closely with a local church – the only church in the entire area.
While at the Cuirim House, students blend the rhythms of worship and work, learning about the Kingdom of God, and actively feeding poor children and performing manageable labor on homes throughout the valley. Students who participate in this trip are transformed by the experience of a week immersed in the Scriptures, combined with concrete acts of Christian care in ways that are age-appropriate, but which challenge their faith and ground them in thankfulness and love.