"OES has challenged me by asking me to do things outside of my comfort zone and giving me the resources to meet these challenges." Junior
- Outdoor Program
- Class Trips
- Weekend Outdoor Activities (Upper School)
- Discovery Day (PreK - Grade 1)
- Discovery (Upper School)
Winterim is the week before spring break when Upper School students participate in immersive, experiential pursuits. Faculty and students develop a diverse offering of courses, varying from international and domestic trips to local exploration, service, and discovering new skills.
Students and faculty explore our magnificent outdoor resources through a variety of activities that include time spent in the OES woods, team building on the OES Challenge Course, canoe excursions, and overnight class trips. Many of the activities work on trust building, confidence building and team building skills.
Beginning in 3rd grade, every grade level participates in age appropriate overnight trip experiences that range from field study to grade-level themed retreats. Through these experiences, students build cooperation and self-awareness, learn skills, increase knowledge on a wide range of topics, and develop the concept of service to others.