St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
Nurtures the Formation of Saints and Scholars
Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Spiritual Life

Service Learning

Kindergarten - Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Holiday House - December

Kindergarten sponsors a school-wide Toy Drive to support Holiday House, a “free” shopping event for homeless and formerly homeless families.  The Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, and educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families.

1st Grade - Sandy Springs Police Department - October

First Graders partner with their 8th grade buddies for a Teddy Bear Collection Drive.  The SSPD collects teddy bears to give to children during stressful situations.

2nd Grade - Our House Day Care Center - September

This school-wide Diaper Drive includes the collection of basic needs of infants/children to support Our House, providing day care and support for homeless families.

3rd Grade - Dogwood Forest (Assisted Living Center) - March

Students bring joy to local seniors through interaction, song, and treats for St. Patrick's Day.

4th Grade - Central Presbyterian Church and Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – January and February

Students prepare and serve meals to the homeless.  The churches provide evening shelter and a meal to the homeless of Atlanta.

5th Grade - Community Action Center - March

This school-wide canned Food Drive fills the shelves at the CAC.  CAC provides assistance to individuals and families in need.

6th Grade - Atlanta Community Food Bank Product Rescue Center - During Lent

Students sort, inspect, and package food that has been donated for the Product Rescue Center (PRC) for distribution to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta areas.  

7th Grade - Ronald McDonald House - April

Students prepare and serve a meal and lead an activity for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for families who have hospitalized children. 

8th Grade - Agape Way - Sunday mornings during Lent

This street ministry brings Christ to those living on the streets in Atlanta.  Students interact with the homeless and have the opportunity to provide lunch, toiletry items, and other necessities.  The purpose of Agape Way Ministries is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor, homeless and needy.