As students, some of our most important life-long learning experiences of our educational careers is having the chance to give back to the community, foster our strengths, navigate through our insecurities and take care of the environment. We are humbled by all the opportunities provided by an independent education because our parents could see the excellent teaching, the attention given to core subjects, and the encouragement given to students to reach their full potentials. Independent schools not only prepare us to get into the colleges of our choice but also to flourish there.
We hope you enjoy the videos and photos of our journeys; also included are some examples of our community service and our environmental projects:
One Wisconsin school that is within blocks of Lake Michigan sends students to work on projects such as cleaning the beach, which gives the students an opportunity to see birds in migration and fish swimming in the clear water.
A suburban school sends students to the Chicago lakefront to study wildlife returning to a reclaimed space and to see the power of the skyline, which reflects the vision of early city leaders.
The Orphanage Outreach program, based in the Dominican Republic, has welcomed a suburban school six years in a row to teach English at the local schools. Parents and alums are taking advantage of this opportunity by going with the students and providing health services to the local families.
A school on the North Side of Chicago goes to the lake to learn about cloud formations, which move and reform frequently across the expansive tableau of the youngsters’ watery neighbor.