As our Mission Statement says, Holland Hall “seeks to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility.”
This is achieved through many means including a focus on Community Service beginning with our youngest students and extending through Upper School, and hopefully, even beyond.
Starting in the Primary School, students learn what it means to be a part of a community. This includes our internal community, as well as the Tulsa community. Students learn to give to their community through projects such as visiting nursing homes to sing, collecting books for schools in need, baking dog treats for PAWS, sending care packages to members of the military, raising awareness and funds with Jump Rope for Heart and many other special projects.
By Middle School, students are asked to help guide the projects in which they participate. While some projects may be focused on the local community – planting flowers to improve the look of the Middle School and collecting cans for local food banks – other projects are more nationally focused. In the last year, Middle School students collected athletic equipment to send to schools in New Orleans that had lost everything.
By the time students reach Upper School, they have participated in a variety of projects, allowing each student to find their niche for giving back to the community. Upper School students work on monthly projects through the Student Council and participate in special projects, such as the Annual Holland Hall Habitat for Humanity building project and bake sales raising funds for different community organizations. Additionally, during their senior year, students spend almost a month interning in an area organization or business. Many students take this opportunity to give back to their community by serving an area non-profit.