Featured ECS Blogs
- 2018 Balancing Act ECS - Integrative Health and Wellness
- 2018 Freedom on the River ECS
- 2018 India ECS - Service in the Clouds
- 2018 The Great Iron Pour ECS
- 2018 Peru ECS - Cultural and Linguistic Immersion
- 2018 Yellowstone ECS
Each year the Upper School student’s share blogs about their experiences. Time and access to technology will vary for each ECS and frequency of posts will also vary.
Experience Centered Seminars (ECSs) are an integral part of the Upper School program and give our students the skills necessary to conduct large-scale investigations in college and beyond. Each March, our students participate in a three- to four-week-long study that immerses them in academic subjects through a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach. ECS’s approach broad, interdisciplinary questions to optimize the teaching of critical thinking, organized inquiry, in-depth analysis, and synthesis of information. They demand direct active participation and primary research in an environment outside of the classroom. Academic requirements include oral and written presentations, term papers, group work, and projects, or final exams. The ECS experience sets our students apart as they move into the collegiate world and beyond.
Smug Mug Photo- Sharing
Here is the link to the CSS photo-sharing website, SmugMug. Individual ECSs will be uploading numerous photos from the various trips. The timing will vary depending on the location and activities of each seminar, due to availability and variation of internet access and connection speed. Parents may receive a password via email so that you can view and purchase photos from this site. Many of the groups will not upload their photos to SmugMug until after the experience.