Upper Schoolers Retreat To Come Back Together

On September 14, MB’s Upper School organized retreats by grade, designed to cultivate friendships, connections and strengthen the upper school culture overall, especially in the wake of COVID when such activities were not possible.

Students spent the day with their grade classmates thinking about how they can contribute to a positive culture that upholds our mission and values and were encouraged to take ownership of a culture that uplifts everyone.

Ninth graders dug into the three framing words for the year, courage, curiosity, and care, through theater exercises and other group activities.

Tenth graders enjoyed a workshop with local African American studies scholar Marco McWilliams in which they investigated individual and collective power. Guided by faculty, they then turned that framework to our own community and ways they can be impactful.

Eleventh graders got to know each other and Providence through a team-building scavenger hunt and then discussed areas of the school in which they want to take leadership.

Twelfth graders made connections through trivia and field day games and worked in small groups to brainstorm solutions to cultural challenges in the upper school.