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 lead.” Through experiential learning in wilderness areas of the outdoors, students develop their leadership and team-building skills while learning about themselves, about others and about the world around them.
The program is mandatory in Grades 3 through 12, and becomes increasingly challenging as each year progresses. Specific objectives are set for each course, as students prepare for their senior trip — a 21-day backpacking expedition in the Sierras that includes three days of monitored solitude.
Chadwick’s outdoor education program uses the outdoors as a medium for learning, allowing students to:
- Develop independence through self-confidence, self-direction and self-knowledge
- Sharpen their reflective and critical-thinking skills
- Enhance their appreciation of, and respect for, the natural environment
- Discover personal strengths
- Learn how to be effective leaders and cooperative team members
Country: United States
City: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Name: Alan Hill
Phone: 310-377-1543 ext. 4131