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Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 all take part in one grade level retreat each year. Getting off campus for this overnight trip allows students the opportunity to get to know each other better, recharge their batteries, and get outside their comfort zones.
Ninth graders have their retreat in September, letting new students get to know each other outside the classroom. They take part in group activities that challenge them to work together as a team. They also challenge themselves independently through an alpine tower experience.
Tenth graders leave campus in mid-January for their overnight retreat. Reconnecting and refocusing are emphasized for students. They work with each other through a ropes course and team building activities. Hiking allows them to chat with each other while exploring the natural world.
Eleventh graders retreat in late May. This is the time for them to reflect on the past three years and begin to take the reins of leadership they will have as seniors. It also is a great time to reconnect with friends, share tales over a campfire, and enjoy nature.