Like all schools in the Sacred Heart Network, The Regis School strives to implement Goal III of a Sacred Heart education, “to educate to a social awareness that impels to action”. Regis actively engages the boys in educational, service outreach, as well as spiritual and reflective components all designed to help them develop into conscientious individuals driven by a lifelong commitment to service.
The Social Awareness Program is implemented by a committee of faculty and parents from each grade. Each trimester, activities focus on a particular theme tied to the Corporal Works of Mercy. These themes are: Social Tolerance, Hunger/Poverty, and Environmental Awareness.
There are many special opportunities throughout the year in which students learn to serve others and work as a community. Some of these activities include:
- Shoebox Day held each December
- Projects to support U.S. soldiers stationed overseas in connection with Veteran’s Day
- Service days, held in November and March, where the entire school suspends classes for a day in order to participate in projects helping others in our community
- Supporting our sister school in Uganda – each year, the boys raise funds to contribute to the Sacred Heart School at Kyamusansala Hill in Uganda
Many of these activities involve students, teachers, faculty, and parents all working together. These communal experiences are a great sign of God’s love for His people and call all of us to a life of learning through service to others and to our own community.