Experiential Learning


The school's programing includes participation in the experiential education program for students in grades 4-12.

With the wide variety of geography available, excursions are planned yearly to provide each class with an intimate encounter with mountain, island, seashore, desert, or river environments and to include opportunities for service, community-building, and to connect the curriculum of the classroom to the world beyond our gates.
We recognize that in order to educate students both intellectually and emotionally, the school must explore those areas of learning that stimulate the processes of self-discovery.
The program teaches students that:
  • the earth is a living organism and each of us is an integral part of that organism; 
  • within a natural setting, the individual can better appreciate the coordination of sensory, intellectual, and aesthetic powers; 
  • self-examination combined with collective enterprise and positive risk-taking are often more fully realized in an unfamiliar setting; 
  • educational experiences will be greatly enriched and personalized in an experiential context. 


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  • 4th Grade: Camp Ramah in Ojai

    Students work with Fulcrum Adventures in Ojai to explore the natural world and engage in hands-on opportunities to lead, solve problems, and make decisions both individually and as part of a team.
  • Grade 5: Astrocamp

    Students venture into the San Jacinto Mountains to study astronomy, space exploration, and the natural world.
  • 6th Grade: Catalina Island Marine Institute

    Students attend Fox Landing on Catalina Island to gain a deeper understanding of marine science, themselves and the world around them.
  • Grade 7: Washington D.C.

    7th graders visit historical and cultural sites, such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Lincoln Memorial, which provides our students to experience our nation's capital together and to enable them to further understand and appreciate the history of our country
  • Grade 8: San Francisco

    In San Francisco, students will tour Stanford University, ride on cable cars, visit 4 museums, tour Alcatraz, and enjoy strolling Pier 39.
  • Grade 9: Angeles Crest Camp

    Retreat held at Angeles Crest Camp in Palmdale provides students a vital opportunity to: 1) get to know each other and bond as a class; 2) participate in comprehensive high school orientation workshops and presentations; 3) experience the outdoors through hiking, archery, swimming and a challenging ropes course and climbing walls; and 4) become familiar with the high school administration, teachers, advisors, and senior counselors.
  • Grade 10: Joshua Tree

    The highlights of this trip are desert ecology, rock climbing, hiking, a service project, and group dynamics, all of which provide students with the opportunity to explore and to study this unique high desert environment.
  • Grade 11: Moab

    The highlights of this program include rafting on the Colorado River, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and group dynamics.
  • Grade 12: College Week

    Seniors are given a week early in the fall term to either plan off-campus interviews and visits to colleges or remain on campus. Workshops on application writing, interview practice, financial aid, etc. are offered throughout the week.
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Phone 818.980.7280

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