School Life

Community Service

Service Builds Caring and Leadership

Benjamin's Community Service program strives to teach children how to apply knowledge and interactive skills to address important school and community needs. By doing that, students discover new interests and abilities, they learn to work cooperatively and take leadership roles, and they learn the value of caring about and helping others.

Each Division Participates

Service begins with our PK3 students, where they ride in an annual Trike-a-thon to support less fortunate children. Each grade in Lower School participates in a community service project. In Middle School, community service becomes a requirement, and by Upper School, it evolves into student-directed programs and activities. The entire school participates in various community service projects throughout the year, such as holiday toy and food drives, and various activities in response to timely local, national or global events.
The 2015-2016 School-Wide Community Service Partnership is with Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches.

TBS-Adopt-A-Family Partnered Initiatives

Included below are some of the many wonderful TBS-Adopt-A-Family partnered initiatives planned for this school year:
  • Halloween Costume Drive - Lower School students will donate gently used Halloween costumes in a post-Halloween drive that will benefit children next year. This will be held November 2-6.
  • Poverty Simulation - Upper School students, with their advisers, will have the opportunity to participate in an exercise for high school aged students, which will teach about the realities of being a family in crisis in Palm Beach County.
  • Fall Food Drive - From November 2 - 18, this annual school-wide initiative involves the collection of non-perishable and canned goods, which will be distributed by Adopt-A-Family.
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive - The toy drive will be held December 1-15. New toys collected in this annual Benjamin event will be donated to children served by Adopt-A-Family.  
  • Family Homelessness and Low-Income Board Game - Each middle school Advisory group will have the opportunity to create a unique board game that will enhance students' understanding of the challenges homeless and low income families face in Palm Beach County. Adopt-a-Family will provide insight, statistics and guidance in the creation of the games.  
  • School Supplies Drive - Upper School students will collect and donate school supplies  in January. It is at this time of year when they are in short supply but greatly needed by children whose families do not have the means to afford them.
  • Cleaning Supplies Drive - TBS Alumni will join with the school staff to donate cleaning supplies for families who need them.
  • WOW Annual Trike-a-thon - This year’s event will be Trike-for-Treasures. Our youngest Buccaneers will be encouraged to donate one of their own personal  ‘treasures’  to a child in need. This don’t-miss-event will be held the morning of  February 26 on the lower school basketball courts.
  • Infants’ and Children’s Items Collection - Lower school students will be invited to bring in items for babies and children designated to their grade level such as blankets, bottles, diapers, books and first aid kits.
  • Entertainment and Sports Collection - Middle school students, spearheaded by Advisory groups, will donate gently used books, sports equipment, board games, puzzles and DVDs.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.