“Serve to Learn, Learn to Serve." This simple phrase says a lot. Service learning challenges us to explore personal transformation and positive social change. We become the agents of change and the changed. Community service and service learning teach deep respect for each human being, regardless of their circumstances, and help us cultivate compassion as we learn about diversity, the human condition, and the world around us.
MISH is how service learning is brought to life at Masters. MISH stands for “Masters Interested in Sharing and Helping.” What it really represents is a distinctive ethos of generosity, thoughtfulness and community involvement that pervades The Masters School.
Students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in school to the world around them through service learning. We do not require students to complete a certain number of hours of service before graduation; rather, our students contribute to the School and greater community because they are inspired and understand the many rewards of giving.
When Eliza Bailey Masters founded Masters in 1877, she proclaimed that she would educate each and every one of her students to be a “power for good in the world.” And today we enthusiastically host the Junior Games and Hoops for Hope; our students visit nursing home residents, deliver food and clothes to NYC’s Midnight Run Program, tutor and mentor at-risk children, and participate in countless other good works, both nearby and around the world.