Throughout the school year, middle school students have opportunities to learn, explore and make connections outside of the classroom. These include academic field trips and service learning experiences aligned to the middle school curriculum, Jewish values, and community building. Through experiential learning, students connect to real-world applications of discipline subject matter, learn to collaborate with mentors and peers, and reflect on their potential impact on society.
2016-2017 Tiyulim Week options include:
The experiential learning program culminates with Tiyulim Week, which allows students to choose from a menu of tiyul (trip) options to apply skills and knowledge to authentic and engaging, real-world experience.
- A government/history-focused tour of Washington, DC, including visits to Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian, and various monuments.
- A science-focused tour of Florida including visits to Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, and the unique Everglades ecosystem.
- A STEM-based tour of the West Coast including visits to Stanford University, Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz Island, the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, and the Tech Museum of Innovation.
- A cultural and historic tour of the city of Los Angeles.