Expeditions

A Year of Discovery: Expeditionary Learning

"What is an Expeditionary Learning school? A school where you try to find things out for yourself. The teacher doesn't just tell you."

The expeditionary learning model is all about being inspired and impassioned to learn. Students show a much higher level of comprehension and long-term retention when they do things, rather than just see things - with each new experience, out students learn and grow! Regular expeditions, thematic curriculum, and experiential lesson plans help us to cultivate a school-wide culture where students have a love for learning.


Students go on Expeditions every month!

Some of our past and upcoming expeditions include:

  • State Capital - Students viewed a working session of government, and learned about the history of our capital  
  • Festival of Nations - Diverse cultures
  • Science Museum of Minnesota - Omni theatre production and special exhibit
  • The Guthrie - Production of A Christmas Carol
  • Base Camp - Team-building and personal challenge
  • Eagle Bluff - Environmental Learning Center
  • Deep Portage - Environmental Learning Center
  • Taylors Falls - A full day of canoeing
  • The Depot - Learning to ice skate
  • History Theatre in St. Paul - Several different productions