Middle school at Moses Brown begins with Team Trips, when students and their 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.
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. For students new to Moses Brown, these trips dramatically accelerate their network of friendships and sense of belonging.
As the year progresses, students have many opportunities to take their learning into the real world, including a study of every neighborhood in Providence in which students practice mapping, research, and then take public transportation to conduct first-person ethnography.Inquire