Quakerism and Service Learning
Central to our program of spiritual and social-emotional growth is participation in Meeting for Worship. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, Lower School students participate in a weekly Meeting for Worship. In the higher grades, classes often discuss and reflect on an issue in preparation for the Meeting for Worship that follows. Quaker meeting is a time for quiet reflection or prayer. It is a time when a person may feel moved to share an important thought or idea. Participating adults are often moved by the clarity, simplicity and truth of the words of Lower School children.
Penn Charter Lower School service opportunities begin in pre-kindergarten and may include environmental projects; partnerships with physically disabled children at a nearby school; canned good, book and toy collections for local and international relief efforts; packaging toiletries for the homeless at Whosoever Gospel Mission; and service among our own school children, including fifth graders reading to kindergartners.