Student Experience
Outdoor Program

Middle School

developing an appreciation and respect for nature

Providing students with opportunities to experience their natural surroundings firsthand helps build confidence and independence, offers new perspectives on their classroom studies, and develops a greater appreciation and respect for nature. SCH Academy’s Outdoor and Trip Program builds and grows as our students grow.
Throughout their Lower School experience, our younger students spend time exploring the Wissahickon Valley—an amazing resource at the school’s backdoor—and experience a robust outdoor program that includes multiple trips or hikes each year. In Middle School, we continue to recognize that it’s important to travel beyond our campus, and each year we provide opportunities to see their studies come to life with overnight class trips that challenge our students to navigate a new environment.
These experiences—from wilderness to water to new cities—help students bond, take risks, and grow in new ways. Our Middle School students have climbed high ropes courses in the Poconos, camped in the woods, and explored Washington, DC. Our students tell us these trips engender some of their fondest memories of the middle years at SCH.