Beyond the Classroom
Here at Wardlaw-Hartridge, learning extends beyond the walls of our classrooms, both on and off campus. Students in all divisions enjoy a variety of these experiences.
Our campus gardens offer Lower School children first-hand experience taking care of the land: planting, composting, and sustainability. They travel virtually to other countries by skyping with partner schools in other countries to enrich their cultural understanding. Day trips include experiences at environmental centers, museum adventures, and theater expeditions.
Middle Schoolers have a variety of experiences that take them to other places. Not only do they have daily virtual experiences through technology, our scientists have accepted the 20/20 Challenge, by collaborating with a school in another country to solve a 2020 world problem. Students also travel off campus with their peers and teachers.
6th Grade: Frost Valley, three-day trip in October
7th Grade: Williamsburg, Virginia, a one-week trip in November
8th Grade: Washington, DC, a one-week trip in February
In Upper School, many service learning opportunities, clubs, and travel experiences are available. Learning beyond the traditional classroom also takes place through symposiums, film festivals, and trips to New York and New Jersey museums and theater. An annual Thoreau outing gives students a chance to experience the challenges of nature. Mentoring younger students, through peer tutoring and buddy programs, also provides our Upper School students with experiences beyond their classroom.