Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom, a relatively recent addition to the Upper School program, promotes physical, entrepreneurial, ethical, civic, professional, and intellectual engagement in the local community for all our high school students.
In the freshman and sophomore years, the emphasis is on experiential and interdisciplinary learning outside the classroom.
Juniors commit time and energy throughout the year to a service organization or cause they find compelling.
In the senior year, students marshal their skills and personal interests to design and execute a two-and-a-half week capstone internship under the direction of a professional mentor. At every level, reflection is a key component of the learning process.
Beyond the Classroom was introduced to the high school as a pilot program during the 2011-2012 school year. Participation in this program is a graduation requirement beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.