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Global Experiences

Learning in the classroom is essential – it forms the foundation of skills and knowledge that lead to external successes – but it has its limitations. Throughout the year, students in Grades 6-12 on both campuses have multiple opportunities for international travel, from the required Enrichment "Trip" Week (typically the first week of September for Grades 6-10), to athletic competitions and international music festivals, to holiday and summer trips through the REAL Activities Program. 

Grade-level trips are part of the Upper School's educational program and serve an important social function by allowing students and teachers to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere and in turn, setting up great friendships and relationships for the coming year. During Enrichment Week trips, both planned and spontaneous opportunities arise for students to practice being risk takers and communicators; to develop their "head, heart and hand"; and to be responsible for their actions – all in situations outside the predictable environment of a classroom. Such experiences are essential in helping students grow and mature.

Enrichment Week Destinations

Middle School student on high ropes course with harness and helmet standing at the top of a ladder

bavaria | grades 6-8 (fisw)

Grade 8 students hiking through field with backpacks

manderscheid | grade 8 (Fiso)

Grade 6 students stand in a field holding bow and arrows in preparation for archery activity

walsrode | grade 6 FISO

Grade 9 students around a bonfire

Bavaria | grade 9 (fiso)

Grade 7 students dressed in costume

rothenburg | grade 7 (FISO)

Grade 10 students in Berlin

berlin | grade 10

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