At St. Philip School, students in grades 5-8 are required to complete three hours of service every semester. Service hours cannot be completed for immediate family members. The student has to have a description and signature from the person in charge of the service. Sometimes, service opportunities are provided by the school and/or parish. Students are always encouraged to seek opportunities on their own too. The service hours project at St. Philip teaches the students the importance of serving God by helping others.