Real World Opportunities

Beyond the Classroom

LEARNING SHOULD NOT BE CONFIED  

BY THE WALLS OF A CLASSROOM

Experiential learning encourages young people to develop resilience, independence, and team work. It can lead to a deeper and richer understanding of academic concepts, and teaches important life skills along the way. Most importantly, experiential learning helps build a connected community by developing in our young people an appreciation and understanding of the numerous different cultures flourishing around them.

Develop resilience, independence and team work

Build a connected community

LEARN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

FIRST INSIGHTS

In 2012, our founder had the idea to create a high school model that combined Oxford-style tutorials with experiential learning field work. As a high school Spanish teacher, she used this approach with her students to plan a two-week environmental science tour of Costa Rica. Read on to see more about how this approach empowered student exploration and leadership.

Dr. Dwinal’s Class Goes to Costa Rica:

Pictures from 10th grade Spanish immersion and environmental science tour Summer 2013.

Planning & Preparations
Excursion 1. Complete biodiversity training
Excursion 2. Hike active volcano
Excursion 3. Zip-line through rainforest
Excursion 4. Tour waterfall
Excursion 5. Visit organic farm