Since our founding in 1970, our students and faculty have participated in community service. When Tandem became a Friends school in 1995, that original spirit of service was re-affirmed and encouraged by the Quaker testimony of service as a value in life. Service here has never been reduced to a certain number of hours or to a particular graduation requirement. It is part of life in and outside the classroom. Throughout their years at Tandem Friends, students explore the many ways to help their community be a better place. Their concerns extend from the local to the global.