For more than 30 years, Middle School students and teachers have spent the four days before spring break engaged in a concentrated exploration of an area of interest outside the classroom—and sometimes outside the city or even the country.

In New Orleans, students learn about the city's resilience, as well as its architecture and live music.

Our 5th and 6th graders plant seedlings at Red Wiggler Farm. Many hands make light work!

Minimester apprenticeships augment learning in a field of the student’s interest.

Students participate in local programs, such as service projects with the School’s community partners, apprenticeships with professionals, and internships with Lower School teachers. Minimester exposes students and their peers to new ideas and experiences under the guidance of their teachers. Students at this age often thrive under this break in routine and enjoy the chance to try something new. At its core, minimester provides an opportunity for experiential learning that complements the education taking place every day in the classroom.

Explore Our Minimester Classrooms