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Midwinter Term 2014

Midwinter Term, or M-Term, is an opportunity for Upper School students and teachers to work intensively on group and individual projects during three weeks, usually in March, between Winter and Spring Terms. Classes and programs in a wide variety of subjects are offered to expose students to in-depth study, new interests, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and recreational pursuits. Many of these occur in conjunction with travel, both abroad and within the United States. Independent study projects may also be proposed for M-Term. M-Term projects often form the basis for continued study or interaction, expansion into a Senior Project, or the impetus for fundraising or other service efforts.
OFF-CAMPUS COURSES WITH TRAVEL 2014
Adventure on the South Pacific: Founder’s Trip to French Polynesia  Read blog
The Coastal Ecology of St. John, U.S. Virgin Island  Read blog
Ethnomusicology in Cuba  Read blog
An Exploration of the Culture, History, and the Environment of Panama  Read blog
Hiking the Ridgeway: Sustainable Travel on the Oldest Road in Europe  Read blog
Isolated Like an Island in the Planetary Sea: Myanmar  Read blog
RSTA Travel Course to Greece: The Olympics and the Meaning of Sport  Read blog
Grades 7/8: Ethnology and Sustainable Ecology in Belize  Read blog
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ON-CAMPUS COURSES 2014
Art and Community
Explore Long Island: A Program of Service and Learning  Read blog
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
The Life Behind the Lyrics: A Study of the Rhetoric in Popular Music
Mangiamo: Learning Italian Language and Culture Through Cuisine
Musical Theater Workshop
Programmer’s Workshop: Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence
Grades 7/8: Environmental Adventures
Grades 7/8: Making Ross a Little Greener
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