Experiential Learning: Spring Session Preview

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This spring, CH-CH students will be going behind the scenes at Disney World, kayaking down the Charles River, taking the stage at a comedy improvisation workshop, exploring New Orleans and much more as part of this year’s Spring Session. 

Spring Session takes place during the last week of May, and consists of a variety of experiences that will allow students to engage in an area of interest. Spring Session is an experiential learning program that was designed and created by teachers at CH-CH.  Teachers wanted to give students the opportunity to absorb themselves in topics that they are truly passionate about.

“Last year was our inaugural year of the Spring Session initiative.  Through feedback from students, teachers and a small group of parents, we consider it a successful program launch,” said Lance Conrad, Head of School.  “It really gave students a chance to explore their interests, build bonds with their friends and teachers and, of course, have some fun.”

This year, Spring Session experiences will possibly include:
  • Quilting for Children’s Hospital
  • Kayaking and fishing on the Charles River
  • Trip to Puerto Rico for cultural exposure and language practice
  • Discovering Yourself: Indoor/Outdoor Fitness, Yoga, Art and Writing
  • Walt Disney World educational programs
  • Taking Comedy Seriously: The Art and Value of Improvisation
  • Circus Arts at Esh Aerial Arts Studio
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Tinkering: reverse engineering and learning how things works
  • Trip to Montreal: culture and history of the region
  • Movies as Literature and Art
  • The Origins of Sci-Fi
  • Broadway Theater Workshop - Trip to N.Y.C.
  • Battle Sites of the Revolutionary War
  • The Art, Music and Food of New Orleans
Earlier in the school year, students were given the option to choose from among eighteen potential experiences.  Each experience is designed and chaperoned by CH-CH faculty and staff members.  The experiences all have an educational component.  For example, students going to Walt Disney World will be taking part in the “Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation” program at the Animal Kingdom.  Whereas students visiting Ticonderoga, NY will explore the sites where America turned the tide in the Revolutionary War.  
For more information about our Spring Session program, please contact Cory Olcott, Director of Student Events, at colcott@chch.org. 
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Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.