The Traveling School academic 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, The Traveling School carefully tracks academic hours for each class whether a sit-down lecture, an historic tour or a guest speaker. The Traveling School exceeds average US standards for classroom hours.
Academic activities vary from semester to semester; these days are spent exploring 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 their country’s independence.
Full Class Days
Teachers also incorporate full class days, which consist of six or more hour-long classes. Teachers have the flexibility to integrate 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. There is a mandatory evening Study Hall, Sunday-Thursday, for 1-½ hours every week.
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