Explorations courses are designed to immerse students and faculty in experiences and pursuits that inspire new interests, broaden skills, and sharpen awareness of the community outside of the classroom. Rooted in academic and real world skills, they are designed on a pass/fail basis to encourage students and faculty to risk, to be playful, to venture into new territory such as the art of Beekeeping, forensics, sportscasting, personal finance, podcasting and more.
Now a number of major activities--such as Robotics, Model UN, and Lamplighter, the student newspaper, yearbook and Math Team-- will be offered as Exploration courses, giving students reliable, ample time to research, design and compete. During Explorations,
In the Upper School, Explorations will “share” the eighth block with the new Leadership, Ethics, and Development program on an alternating basis (Exploration courses will take place on Days 2 and 6; LEAD will take place on Days 4 and 8) and students can participate in one Exploration offering per term.