Experiential Learning at its Best
Studies “in the field” begin for Rowland Hall students as early as 3PreK and continue in the Lower School with trips to local museums, performances, and natural sites around the Wasatch. Students from grades one through eight enjoy a variety of sports experiences for five weeks every winter through the Winter Sports program. Overnight trips, beginning in sixth grade, take our students on fall excursions that include curricular themes and also serve to welcome new friends into each grade level and strengthen the bonds between teachers and students.
Upper School students enjoy Interim, a weeklong experiential program unique among Utah schools. Students have the option of participating in a variety of in-town and out-of-town experiences that may include film studies and videography, learning about the world of public radio, cycling the Wasatch, hiking in Moab, river rafting, exploring environmental issues, and acquiring life skills that will come in handy in those first weeks of college.
6th Grade Class Trip
Weeklong Wasatch adventure with two nights at Camp Kostopulos, just outside Salt Lake City in Emigration Canyon
7th Grade Class Trip
Weeklong adventure with four nights at The Teton Science School, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
8th Grade Class Trip
Four night trip to Washington, DC
9th Grade Interdisciplinary Trip
Weeklong in state, hands-on, science field study
Interim Trips (Upper School)
Recent interim trips around the U.S. and the world have included:
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Gettysburg and Harper’s Ferry
The NYC Dance Festival
Oregon Coastal Adventure
Exploring Entrepreneurship, U of U, Stanford University, Silicon Valley
San Francisco and Monterey
In addition, Rowmark Ski Academy, athletic teams, world language department, debate, service learning program, Chess Club, ninth grade class trip, and interim programs take advantage, when appropriate, of state-wide, regional, national, and global opportunities for competition, service, and connection to academic studies.