“Take your mind for a walk.”
Our Lower School students interact daily with Mount Madonna’s natural environment. Our students’ “outdoor classroom” provides opportunities for exploration, observation, imagination and reflection inspired by the natural environment of the redwood forests, oak trees, life lab gardens, ponds, meadows and rocks. Whether grinding sandstone rocks at recess, hiking with big buddies to the newt and duck ponds or simply watching the various migratory birds that visit our lake area bus stop, students’ daily life and classroom lessons help us achieve important eco-literate citizenship goals.
For our Middle and High School students, outdoor education integrates physical education, health/safety and physical and environmental awareness (along with many other life skills) within an outdoor context. The experiences and tasks will challenge the mind, body and soul as we use nature to better understand and strengthen self, each other and the natural, physical space that we occupy.