Community outreach is an integral part of The Willow School experience and is done in many ways. This private school goes on field trips around Vero Beach and afar, does regular community service and is committed to environmental education.
Children go on regular field trips as part of our private school program and as an enhancement to our classroom curriculum. Children visit both local (Vero Beach) and state oganizations, businesses and agencies. They also attend cultural events such as plays and concerts. Additionally, we visit businesses around Indian River county but also explore places all over Florida and other states.
Along with regular field trips, this private school program chooses to emphasize community sevice as well. As a school we visit nursing homes in Vero Beach where the children sing to the residents and make cards to give them for special holidays such as Christmas or Valentine's Day.
We have volunteered to do beach clean-ups in our county and recently adopted a spoil island in the Indian River Lagoon! In the past we have raked leaves for elderely home owners, raised money for Pennies for Peace, donated a decorated Christmas tree to the Riverside Children's Theatre's annual Festival of Trees and support other local organizations.
Lastly, as part of this private school's mission, we are committed to environmental education. Each year our students attend two field trips- one in the fall and one in the spring- each about 3 days long where the children are out in nature. They kayak and explore our beautiful Florida environment and learn more about our unique eco-system.
Additionally, with the adoption of a spoil island, Willow is removing all of the invasive species and will turn the island into an outdoor classroom.