Service Work

Student Volunteering

Nova’s Vision Statement

We believe that classical education at Nova will allow us to graduate a young adult who is a rational thinker, self-motivated learner, and demonstrated him/herself to be a person of character.

As such, we hope to graduate engaged students who are involved in their communities.  This is why Nova’s graduation requirements include not just class requirements and credit expectations, but service hours as well.  Students in the School of Rhetoric are required to have 80 volunteer hours.  40 of those hours can be volunteering at Nova.  Receiving any monetary form of compensation will not meet the required hours.

“It’s like belonging to a family of intellectuals. It seems more like a family than class.”

{Nova Student}

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
  • Potential to win $1000 or more, engraved medallion, all expensive paid trip to Washington, DC.
  • Area Churches
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, U of M
  • Clubhouse Cookies
  • Dakota County Libraries
  • Elder Care Rights Alliance
  • Friends of the Mississippi River
  • Inner City Tennis
  • Jewish Community Center
  • MN United
  • Neighborhood House
  • Nova Classical Academy
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • St. Paul Public Libraries
  • Star Swim Team
  • Studio Mystique
  • Wellington Senior Home
  • YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  —Anne Frank