The students at Canaan Ridge have taken part in many outreach programs, both locally and around the world. We feel that all children–from the very young to our oldest fourth graders–are capable of compassion. Instilling and fostering these values in them at such a young age will assist in making them responsible and caring adults.

The students at Canaan Ridge have taken part in many outreach programs, both locally and around the world. We feel that all children–from the very young to our oldest fourth graders–are capable of compassion.  Instilling and fostering these values in them at such a young age will assist in making them responsible and caring adults. 


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  • We have supplied our local Yerwood Center with equipment, books and Christmas cookie tins.

  • We have sent toys, clothes and various supplies to an orphanage in Haiti.

  • We send donations and supplies to the Keratu Orphange in Tanzania, which is run by India Howell.

  • We are a long-time member of Jane Goodall’s organization, “Roots and Shoots”, wherein children are involved with fulfilling three objectives: diversity of cultures, concern for our environment, and care and protection of animals.

  • Canaan Ridge is a contributing member of the Riverkeeper Organization, founded by Bobby Kennedy, whose family has been members of our school.

  • We are a member of David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Fund, for which we help with the upkeep of Thoma, an orphaned elephant.

The Canaan Ridge School also has a sister school in Africa–The Meru School in Arusha, Tanzania. From time to time each year, we collect pencils, uniforms, computers and hearing aids that we send to the children in Arusha and an orphanage in Botswana. Communication through letter writing and email, when possible, helps our older children gain an understanding and appreciation of others in the world who are in need.

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