Service Education

At ROBS, teaching character is as important to our curriculum as academics. We know this vital aspect of a child’s development isn’t taught in books or lectures. It’s learned by following an example, practicing good deeds, and serving others. A deep dedication to service education is woven into the cultural fabric of our school. Students at every grade level truly understand the importance of making our communities better places – because they are out there doing it.

The mission of service learning is to advance the mission of the School through hands-on experiences that have a positive impact on our school, our city, and our world.

We believe these experiences should:
  • Integrate academic concepts with hands-on service and reflection
  • Build relationships with people with different life experiences
  • Explore students’ individual and collective ability to make a difference
  • Connect service with Jesus’ call to love and serve our neighbors
  • Strengthen students’ character and commitment to a lifetime of service
ROBS service projects are many and varied. Some involve the entire school, like our yearly food and clothing drives. Others are grade-specific, such as fifth graders sending letters and care packages to troops deployed around the world. Projects often are intertwined with academics. For example, while studying genetics in Life Science, seventh-graders work alongside developmentally disabled adults at the Brookwood Community. Students also assume leadership roles in many of our service education projects.

From their earliest days and on through graduation, ROBS students discover that learning, caring, and giving go hand in hand.
Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8


Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.