In Lower and Middle School, partnerships with local non-profit organizations offer students opportunities to serve within the community, and students also participate in clothing, toy, and canned food drives and fundraising efforts for local, national, and international charitable organizations.
As they mature, Upper School students assume leadership positions, spearheading projects that benefit causes they personally champion. The St. Andrew's global studies program offers students many opportunities to serve in developing countries, while partnerships with local elementary schools allow St. Andrew's students to teach children in their own community who might otherwise not have the chance to study world languages, complete a hands-on art project, or unlock the mysteries of robotics. Many students end up exceeding the number of required hours and continue to serve, inspired by the personal fulfillment that comes from helping others.
In addition to encouraging its students to serve, St. Andrew's itself serves as a resource to the Jackson metro area community. The school shares its guest authors, artists, scientists, and lecturers, allowing students and faculty members from other secondary schools and universities to participate in learning events at St. Andrew's. St. Andrew's also offers its facilities, including the McRae Science Center, for use in summer camps, lecture series, and other programs benefitting teachers and students from outside the school.