Wichita Collegiate School is committed to our community and to making it a better place, while also teaching care and concern for others on a daily basis. A culture of volunteerism is instilled within each division.
In the Early Childhood Division, children participate in service projects ranging from bake sales for nursing home residents to collecting pet supplies for the Kansas Humane Society. In the Lower School each grade partners with a Wichita-area organization to help in an age-appropriate way. For example, first-grade students are pen pals with residents of an area senior center. The fourth grade council is responsible for identifying organizations needing help and organizing activities and fundraisers to be of service. In the Middle School, an elective course called “Values in Action” is focused on character-building and community involvement. The class participates in various hands-on activities to see the impact they can have. Collegiate students do not have a community service requirement to graduate, but in the Upper School many of them participate in Pro-Humanitate, a school-sponsored club focused on performing positive actions to benefit the community. Last year Pro-Humanitate students led 18 community service projects of their choosing, including Special Olympics and Strike Out Skin Cancer.