Experiential Learning

Students learn most effectively through active engagement with ideas.
Students learn lessons from direct experience, taking risks, engaging actively, and holding authentic responsibility for outcomes. Learning environments include the classroom, urban sites, the wilderness, and international locales. The Middle and Upper Schools offer experientially based activities that are scheduled into the school week and often take place off campus. In spring, both divisions engage students in weeklong experiential activities. Both divisions offer extensive wilderness and international- travel study programs. Lower School students regularly engage in local field trips and our Fifth Grade initiates our annual grade-level retreat program.
Featured Program
The postcards below were sent to French teacher Catherine L'Heureux from a student who participated in the Upper School's 10-week International Homestay Program.
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