With frequent guest speakers and special programming, tenth graders’ classes are often enlivened by outside experts who come to Moses Brown to share their knowledge with the next generation of scholars, artists, athletes, learners, and leaders.
Over spring break, they can work side by side with scientists and ecologists from the conservationist organization Para La Naturaleza in Puerto Rico, exploring mangrove, reef, and blue water ecosystems and the ruins of the Spanish empire and U.S. Cold War installations. They can help staff a series of medical clinics in the Dominican Republic, bringing much-needed services to underserved villages.
In the summer, students yearning to go West can join the Yellowstone trip and work the range, studying pronghorn migration patterns and putting in hard days’ work mending cattle fences with a Montana rancher, or they can hike Mount Rainier and the San Juan islands. If they’d prefer to go to the far East, they can travel to China to visit cities of political, economic, and historic significance, or tutor schoolgirls in Nepal. Young scientists can check their notes against Charles Darwin’s in the Galápagos islands, get a firsthand look at classical art and culture in Florence, or learn about leadership and international diplomacy in Berlin.
Some things can’t be learned in a essay, white paper, or textbook, which is why at Moses Brown, we bring our classrooms to the world and the world to our classrooms.
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