Intersession gives students opportunities for exploration, risk-taking, travel, community engagement, and leadership, allowing them to deepen and expand their knowledge in an in-depth and experiential way.
An 8-day immersive experience that falls after the winter break and before the second semester begins, Intersession is a time when students can dig deeply into a subject they are already interested in or investigate a new area of possible interest. Intersession is also designed to be fun and engaging, creating space for students to discover new interests and explore subjects or themes in a way that cannot be accomplished during the normal school day.
Intersession courses are decidedly “real world” in the sense that the learning or experiences take place in real-world environments and teach real-world skills: everything from scientific observation in nature to cooking to backpacking or camping; from yoga and meditation to community service and engineering and computer programming projects.
Each year, we offer a wide variety of on-campus options, and students also have the opportunity to participate in travel Intersessions through the Passport Program.