School of Peace


The School of Peace is a free-of-charge after-school program that provides a family-like environment to support children and adolescents. The Schools help families in their child-raising tasks and propose an educational model open to people of all kinds. The School of Peace promotes solidarity with the less fortunate and enables children to overcome social barriers and discrimination.

Generally the activities of the School of Peace are run several times a week. School of Peace activities include visits to nursing homes, field trips, parties, excursions and summer camps.

Every year more than thirty thousand children and adolescents regularly attend the Sant’Egidio School of Peace throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the United States.

The School of Peace is run every Saturday afternoon by the New York Community in lower Manhattan. Contact us to start a School of Peace in your neighborhood.