Leadership & Service


"We can no longer afford to think and work in silos." -UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon


Service learning has many purposes. We want our students to be connected to the broader world, to understand the challenges of the times and to participate in finding and acting on sustainable solutions for the future. We chose the goals most relevant to the lives of our students to launch our service learning opportunities. An IB student is one who takes responsible action. This is where this learning begins.

We involve our parents, teachers, students and community members around these goals, to seek to work alongside others to find sustainable solutions.

December 2018 - Mary's House Soup Kitchen

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1st Grade students collected and delivered supplies for Mary's House Soup Kitchen run by Coalition for the Homeless.

November 2018 - New York Cares Coat Drive

Pine Street School preschoolers collected coats for the New York Cares Coat Drive to keep New Yorkers warm this winter.

October 2018 - Trick or Treat for UNICEF

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3rd-5th Grade students collected and delivered over $500 to UNICEF through Trick or Treat for UNICEF.




Our School Community Goals

In 2015, the UN decided on seventeen global goals for sustainable development.

Ten of these goals are the basis for service learning at Pine Street School.

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequality

We The People for The Global Goals

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