The mission of Service Learning at ROBS 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 varied 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

The Three Strands of Service Learning

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.

We spread our service projects across three strands so that when our students leave ROBS, they will have a deeper understanding of some of the world’s challenges, as well as how they can help address them.

Environment

    • Students study environmental impact in Galveston.

      Students study environmental impact in Galveston.

Serving Others

    • Raider Chorus and ROBS Singers students perform and visit with veterans for Veterans Day.

      Raider Chorus and ROBS Singers students perform and visit with veterans for Veterans Day.

Poverty

    • Students pack donations for GANO Mission Centers.

      Students pack donations for GANO Mission Centers.



All-School Projects

We have two all-school service opportunities per year. One occurs during a school day and includes a buddy activity. The second occurs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which Congress has designated as a national day of service.

Grade-Level Projects

Every grade-level team selects one service project for the year that furthers a particular strand. Each project must include three parts: Students will (1) learn about the issue the project seeks to address; (2) participate in a hands-on activity that helps to address it; and (3) reflect on their experience in a structured way (e.g., through a drawing, poem, essay, group project, etc.).



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.