Wolcott has a tradition of service within the school and the community at large. Giving back to the community is a concept and a responsibility that students learn throughout high school. To reinforce the meaningfulness of volunteerism, Service Learning is integrated throughout the high school curriculum.

“There is a tradition of service at Wolcott. Every year, we visit so many different organizations and donate our time and energy.”

-Wolcott junior

Some organizations where Wolcott students have volunteered:

Casa Central
Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Lakeview Pantry [BELOW]

Christopher House
Horizons for Youth
Ronald McDonald House [BELOW]

Talcott Elementary School
Cradles to Crayons
Greater Chicago Food Depository [BELOW]


Specific service projects are often identified to reinforce lessons being taught in the classroom. The result is a broad and varied range of projects from mentoring kindergartners at neighboring Talcott School to working on a collective farm in Guatemala. Service ideas often originate with students who propose ways to serve one another and the wider community. The Wolcott community draws collectively on its strengths and interests to expand their community service experiences and impact.