The Wall of Compassion is a special place where we celebrate our school’s heritage of being a school of distinction when it comes to compassion and community service. While The de Paul School is a non-sectarian, we understand the importance of social responsibility in developing well-rounded, successful adults. There is very much an “ethos” of service and compassion. Our Personal & Social Success class has, in fact, become a springboard for community and civic projects that our students create and lead. The Wall of Compassion is designed to showcase our spirit of service and compassion for our fellow man.
A dedication to helping and improving the lives of others in need has become the essence of our “school spirit.” We believe that in planting the seeds of service, philanthropy and compassion, we are not only preparing our students to be well-rounded adults, but we are nurturing the next generation of civic-minded citizens. Each year, teams within the school identify different organizations or causes in which they feel they can make a difference. As students reach out to others, they not only plant seeds of change in the world; they plant seeds within themselves that will blossom into lifelong commitments to philanthropy.
On December 20th, 2012, The de Paul School held our annual Compassion Celebration. Parents and guests were invited to our “harvest” event, where we were able to share the fruits of our labor. Students from Team 1 to Team 8 shared how they have made a difference in the lives of others, and how that very act of giving has changed them forever.