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HSES transforms the hearts and minds of our students to lead and serve in the modern world.  Our Middle School students in 5th - 8th grade engage in six volunteer activities paired with a planned adventure to help enhance an understanding of the many communities that make Houston and Texas our home.  

At HSES, we believe that the best leaders are passionate about what they do and have the confidence to make sure it is done.  Leaders demonstrate courage and integrity.  They are honest, humble, and kind. We seek to build young leaders by nurturing the innate skills and curiosity of every student to make them leaders on campus and in the community at large.  Our students gain an appreciation for what it takes to bring people to a cause and develop an appreciation for the community and environment in which they live.

Each volunteer and learning opportunity is an experience that is designed to create awareness and empathy that impact one’s future interactions with the natural environment and with others.  Empathetic individuals are better able to successfully manage relationships with others and be problem solvers.  HSES students develop the skills and mindset to become caring and impactful leaders during their time at HSES and beyond.

Go. Serve. Lead.  Matthew 20:26


National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a National Organization whose purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship in the students of Holy Spirit Episcopal School.

Lower School and Middle School Student Council

Student leaders in third through eighth grade work to make HSES and our community better through by giving of their time, compassion, expertise and energy. Various projects and activities are held throughout the year; many functions are held in conjunction with NJHS.

Both StuCo and NJHS members at HSES participate in many school and church activities throughout the year.


To develop an understanding and desire for service to the community, both local and beyond, each Holy Spirit MS student is asked to provide Community Service hours during the school year. 15 hours are required by each MS student, though many students go well beyond that goal, in some cases reaching 300-400 hours in their service to the community.  Several schools that Holy Spirit feeds into take an account of these hours when looking at a student’s middle school extracurricular activities during the admissions process.

Recognition is given to students who provide 15-50 hours of service. The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are given to students who complete 50-100 hours and beyond. These awards include a pin, a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, and a personalized certificate of achievement.




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