Exploratory classes provide unique opportunities to expose students to topics outside of the traditional curriculum. These classes can fuel an existing passion or perhaps spark interest in something brand new! Five week classes meet once per week and are non-graded. Topics change each session. Examples of past classes include: ballet, forensic science, Latin dance, jewelry making, knitting, the sport of cricket, stand-up comedy, and ukulele.
In fifth and sixth grades, classes are taught by Open Window teachers. The seventh and eighth grade students are taught by either Open Window teachers or by eighth grade students who have prepared a short course on a particular passion. The topics are as varied as the passions of our students and have included film-making, introduction to marketing and product design, lacrosse, Minecraft, musical theater, rocketry, Roman architecture, tap dance, and woodworking.