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 2016-2017 School-wide Community Service Partnership is with Lake Park Elementary School.

TBS-Lake Park Elementary Partnered Initiatives

Included below are some of the many wonderful TBS-Lake Park Elementary partnered initiatives planned for this school year:
  • Halloween Costume Drive - Lower School students will donate gently used Halloween costumes in a post-Halloween drive to be used by Lake Park’s performing arts classes as well as provide dress-up boxes for younger grade levels.
  • Fall Food Drive - November 1-16, this annual school-wide initiative involves the collection of non-perishable and canned goods, which will be distributed by Lake Park Elementary to its students’ families.
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive - The toy drive will be held November 29-December 13.  New toys collected in this annual Benjamin event will be donated to children served by Lake Park Elementary.
  • WOW Annual Trike-a-thon - The youngest TBS students will be invited to bring school supplies to their event to share with Lake Park students.
  • Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating - Middle School Student Council will  decorate and donate cookies to the children attending Lake Park Elementary.
  • Faculty Exchange - As part of both schools’ ongoing professional development, teachers at Lake Park and Benjamin will be welcomed to visit each other’s classrooms. Additionally, Lake Park teachers will be invited to workshops hosted by Benjamin.
  • Clothing and Shoe Drive - Much needed gently used clothing and shoes will be collected for Lake Park students.
  • Box Top Collection - The Benjamin School community will join Lake Park Elementary in collecting specific food box tops, which will be used to purchase PE equipment for Lake Park.
  • Book Drive - Books will be collected to expand Lake Park’s library.
  • Class Partnerships - Some Lower School classes will partner with same grade level classes at Lake Park.
  • Spring Food Collection - Lower School Student Council will again conduct a spring food collection and make up bags for Lake Park administration to distribute to students whose families need them during the weekend.
  • Sports Equipment and Games Collection - Gently used sports equipment, board games and puzzles will be collected and donated to Lake Park.
  • Men of Benjamin (MOB) - TBA
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.