Middle school classes spend several days each month off-campus in partnerships with various community resources. The primary goals of partnerships are to enrich current curriculum, provide a broader life experience through cultural immersion and community service learning, inspire students about new possible careers and subjects, and create lasting memories through experiential education.
Middle School partnerships relate directly to the core curriculum and grade level themes. Partnerships can occur both on and off-campus. Many of these experiences build on-going relationships with community professionals, leaders and service institutions.
Middle School Hallmark Trips are an Open Window School spring tradition of fifth grade through eighth grade level experiences that deeply enrich the curriculum and the relationships within our class community. These experiences are intended to build confidence, self-awareness, and empathy, while broadening students’ understanding of the Northwest and beyond. They connect classroom learning to real world applications locally and globally. The cost of these trips is additional to tuition, and financial aid is available.