Spiritual Life

Community Service

In alignment with our Mission and Core Values, our community service opportunities exist to expand and enhance the curriculum at Hyde Park Schools by providing the opportunity for every student to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically, through service.

Each year, all students participate in Day of Service in the Fall semester and GOweek in the Spring semester. Please see below to learn more about each.

In addition to these programs, there are various opportunities available throughout the year for students to engage in loving our neighbors through service. 

Day of Service and GOweek allow students to serve approximately 45 hours per school year. Students are able to record these community service hours towards the Distinguished Community Service distinction and maintain their original documentation of all community service hours using their Presidential Service Awards account.

If you have any questions, please email Stephen Bratcher, Director of Spiritual Life and Christian Studies.

Day of Service


Day of Service is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the opportunities and joys of serving others. In the past, on a specific day selected each fall, our 4K-12th Grade students, faculty, and staff have taken a day to go outside the HPS hallways to serve Central Texas' non-profits as a school community.

From our youngest students (4K) to our seniors, HPS comes together in the Leadership Hall at the Hyde Park High School Campus, to help package meals for an amazing non-profit, Feed My Starving Children.

Over 1300 Hyde Park hands (students, faculty, and parents) packaged 101,088 meals (468 boxes of food on 13 pallets) that will be sent around the globe with various ministries to feed kids in approximately 70 countries (some are countries that our HPS students will serve with GOweek in the spring).



GOweek is a one-week program scheduled annually for an entire week in March.

GOweek is designed by the faculty and leadership of Hyde Park Schools to support a wide range of missions and service opportunities for the purpose of sharing hope through the gospel. Service ministry teams of 8-50 students, guided by Hyde Park Schools faculty members, live and work together for a week of service, cultural immersion, and ministry. Students will deepen their understanding of all God is doing in the world around them, and how He can use their gifts and abilities to impact the lives of others.

Please pray for GOweek as we work together to impact the world for the cause of Christ.


2022 GOweek Partners

Austin Disaster Relief Network
Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Pets Alive
Austin Police Department
Austin Serving Abaco
Blue Print Ministries
Central Texas Food Bank
City of Refuge
Community First
Dell Children's Hospital
Down Home Ranch
Foster Village
Harvest Blessing Centers
HLCN Crisis Network
Hope Austin
New Leaf Agriculture
Nicole's Place
Pillow Elementary
Red Arena
Texas Baptist Children's Home
The Rise School of Austin
The Source
The Source Women's Clinic
Travis County EMS and Austin Fire Department
Travis County Sheriff's Office
Trinity Mission
Twin City Mission
Urban Ministries
Vacation Bible School

Hyde Park Schools admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs.