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Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual.

Service Learning

In Service Learning, we engage in experiences that promote self-awareness, increase communal engagement, and create a sense of community by doing. We explore our thoughts, feelings, and place in the world as we reflect upon our participation in service learning activities. The skills we gain will help develop future leaders better prepared to take initiative, think critically, respond empathetically, and collaborate effectively as we begin solving the social and environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally, and globally.

All School Service Events:

  • Sukkot Potluck and Bake Sale
  • Ethics in Action
  • Fall Leaf Haul
  • Brownies in a Bag
  • Deck the Halls with Scarves and Mittens
  • Food for All Food Drive
  • McGillis Community Garden, proudly supported by Wasatch Community Gardens
  • Creation of The McGillis School Adopt a Stream Habitat at The Tracy Aviary

Community Partnerships:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Crossroads Urban Center
  • Utah Food Bank
  • Wasatch Community Gardens
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • CAWS for Paws
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Breathe Utah
  • Momentum Recycling
  • Sarah Daft Home
  • Friendship Manor
  • Rotary Club of Salt Lake City
  • Edible Schoolyard Project
  • The Road Home 
  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Student Driven Service

  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Teton Science School Video Project
  • Endangered, Inc.
  • All School Food Waste Awareness Campaign
  • Air Quality Awareness Campaign
  • Community Audits
  • Middle School December Day of Service
  • "Service Above Self" Awards
  • "Give a Mouse a Cookie" Cookbook Sale

Other Upcoming/New Events:

  • SLAM! (Service Learning at McGillis) Club: Feel Our Impact! - meets every Thursday after school
  • Service Fair