Student Life

Community Service

At Baltimore Lab School we believe that everyone has something to contribute – and we encourage our students to contribute their energy and talents where they’ll have the greatest benefit: in our Baltimore City neighborhood.

Giving Back

Between sixth grade and senior year, every student is required to complete a minimum of 75 community service hours in order to graduate – many students far exceed that requirement, finding a deep-seated passion for “giving back” that continues long after they graduate from Baltimore Lab School.

We encourage student leadership and welcome the suggestions that students submit for meaningful projects. Other students benefit from the roster of opportunities available through the school. Whether after school, on weekends, or during the summer, Baltimore Lab School students have found myriad ways to make a difference. For example:

  • Participating in Chesapeake Bay Foundation environmental projects
  • Tutoring young immigrants from Somalia through the Refugee Youth Project
  • Rehabilitating houses with Habitat for Humanity
  • Landscaping the grounds at the Maryland Zoo
  • Cooking and serving dinner for families at The Ronald McDonald House
  • Serving lunch at Our Father’s Place
  • Collecting toys, food, and money for various drives
  • Trips through our Outdoor Education program

Meet Our Community Service Coordinator

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  • Amy Zbikowski 

    High School English Teacher, Senior Internship Coordinator
    Misericordia University - B.A.
    Misericordia University - B.S.

Community Service Downloads

Founded by visionary educator Sally L. Smith in 2000, Baltimore Lab School educates bright, motivated children in Grades 1-12 with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and more. Through our innovative, arts-based curriculum, our students go on to succeed in college and careers.