You’re never too young to participate in experiential learning, and most students thrive on solving real-world problems and taking their education outside of the classroom. Schools around the country have embraced experiential education by providing programs that include activities like team building and outdoor education. Alternative education models embrace “learning by doing” in activities as varied as hands-on science lessons to days-long mountaineering outings.

Whether you’re interested in wilderness programs for youth to supplement traditional learning or want to find an independent school that puts experiential learning at the heart of its curriculum, there are programs available for K-12 students across the nation and around the world. Consider your child’s needs as you explore programs that range from therapeutic help for at-risk kids to heart-pounding enrichment for those ready to challenge themselves in unconventional ways.

Chadwick International School

Chadwick International Outdoor Education (CIOE) is an outdoor education program for the students of Chadwick International School in Songdo, South Korea. CIOE supports the mission…

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Chadwick Outdoor Education

Chadwick’s outdoor education program is closely tied to the school’s mission of developing “global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to…

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an exceptional college-preparatory institution located in Carbondale, Colorado that gives students the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be successful…

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Eagle’s Nest Foundation

Eagle's Nest Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting Eagle's Nest Camp, Hante Adventures, and The Outdoor Academy a premiere semester school in Western North Carolina.…

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Elk River Treatment Program

Elk River Treatment Program provides adolescents and teens with a safe therapeutic environment to identify and address issues that have disrupted their lives. They leave…

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