Middle school at Moses Brown begins with Team Trips, when students and their new teachers go on a four-day retreat to a rural location. These trips are responsible for many life-long friendships, and ensure that every school year begins with a strong sense of community among classmates, and between grades. This emotional safety and shared trust helps us be the best learners, teachers, friends, classmates, and people we can be.
For many students, this is their first extended time away from home, which can be challenging for some. In the course of these trips, children learn self-reliance and how to work as a member of a team. They learn how to overcome obstacles and understand their strengths and liabilities. Learning to care for themselves and others, to organize their gear and pack their clothes, and to be an effective follower, helper, and leader establishes a foundation of confidence that helps every child address the challenges ahead.
In addition to team trips, sixth graders at Moses Brown learn about the wider world by connecting with students at the Islamic School of Rhode Island, by welcoming new immigrants to America at the Refugee Dream Center, and by raising money to buy books for schoolchildren in Jamaica. With frequent guest speakers and special programming, their daily 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.
It’s all part of bringing our classrooms to the world and the world to our classrooms, because some things can’t be conveyed in a essay, white paper, or textbook.
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