The Traveling School daily schedule is responsive to our surroundings and opportunities that present themselves as we travel through a region. Students are engaged in relevant coursework presented by their teachers, local community members and their geographic surroundings. Although the academic schedule varies from day to day and week to week, we carefully track academic hours for each class whether a sit down lecture, an historic tour or a guest speaker.
Academic activities vary from semester to semester; these days are spent touring an art museum; taking an in-depth language seminar from a native language speaker; touring a local fishery with an expert in zoological and aquatic sciences; or meeting a freedom fighter who describes personal efforts to bring about his or her country’s independence.
Full Class Days
Teachers also incorporate full class days, which consist of six or more hour-long classes (see below). Teachers have the flexibility to incorporate block scheduling, multi-disciplinary classes and experiential educational activities which have been proactively framed and debriefed to ensure comprehension and connection to each course’s themes and content. Each week, there is a mandatory evening Study Hall, Sunday-Thursday, for 1-½ hours.
Possible Full Class Day Schedule
- 6:30 – Morning Workout
- Morning Classes
- Afternoon Classes
- Activity or Free Time
- Study Hall (Sunday – Thursday)
- 10:00 – Lights Out