Service, beginning with the youngest children through the Senior class, has always been part of the fabric of a Prep education.
Annually, lower schoolers visit and perform for retirement communities, get involved in projects designed to benefit organizations such as animal protection, local nursing homes, cancer research, and abuse prevention.
Community Service in the Middle School is organized through Hilton Head Preparatory School's chapter of the National Junior Beta Club. Prep's chapter of the Junior Beta Club focuses on leadership and character through service-learning activities. Students may find their own community service projects and there will be several opportunities for members of the Junior Beta Club to work together in group activities for community service. The Junior Beta Club members have participated in over 500 hours of community service in the last year.
All Upper School students are required to accumulate a minimum of forty hours of service during their upper school years as a prerequisite for graduation. The various service endeavors of the students take on a myriad of forms ranging from soup lines to beach sweeps and from tutoring to providing "essentials" for needy families. Many of the projects undertaken by the upper school students are coordinated through the two service clubs on campus - Zonta and Interact. The entire Prep community focuses their efforts in the Spring for the benefit of the Relay for Life – a team event to benefit the National Cancer Society. Prep is consistently one of the largest teams and raises the most money.