A Typical Day

While there is no such thing as a typical day in one’s adolescence, we aim for the security of structure and the responsibility of making choices in our program. Each of our academic classes meets four times per week, and all students participate in Physical Education, Performing Arts classes and elective workshops, and Visual Arts classes.

7:55 a.m.

Arrive at school, put lunch and sports bag in locker.
Squeeze in a tetherball game and chat with friends on the way to homeroom.

8:05 a.m.


Homeroom. Go over announcements and celebrate a peer’s birthday.



8:10 a.m.


Head off to first period class—Math. Figure out how different ways to calculate slope when adding M&M's to a Dixie cup suspended off one end of a Slinky!



9:10 a.m.


Paint sarcophagus blanket in Art class, located in upper floor studio in the LEED-Certified Arts Center.



10:00 a.m.


Physical Education class—floor hockey tournament semi-final game in the Gym.


10:55 a.m.


Head over to English. Dive into Orwellian world of Animal Farm by taking on the roles of Napoleon and Snowball.



11:35 a.m.


Eat lunch with peers and teachers outside on the benches/basketball court. Talk about tomorrow's assembly presentation.


12:05 p.m.


Virtual cruise up the Nile in History—including a stop at The Crocodile Cafe!


12:55 p.m.


English class in Emery Building (across campus). Conference with teacher to review edits to analytical paragraphs.



1:50 p.m.


Science! Follow up on our pond visit with microscopic observation, scientific drawing, and feature identification.


2:40 p.m.


Latin. Last class of the day—phew! Review for Friday’s quiz and play "Kahoots" with classmates to test vocabulary skills.



3:25 p.m.


Dismissal, followed by Enrichment workshop—robotics and time to work on homework with Upper School mentors at The Hive.


5:00 p.m. Head home for dinner and another 45 minutes of homework before walking the dog, reading, and going to sleep.