Unlike last year, I was excited to go on this hike long before September 14th. Not only because I had such a great time last year, but also because I was excited to spend time with my classmates [...]
Edward Abbey, the Thoreau of the American West
We couldn’t agree with Edward Abbey more. We take our students on two extended trips into the great outdoors: a fall hiking trip and a spring kayak trip.
These expeditions provide physical and mental challenges intended to bring out the best in individuals and the groups in which they work and play; challenges that call on the values on which IPS is founded: wisdom, courage and integrity. Students and staff also have a chance to get to know one another informally, outside the classroom.
In sharing hard work, fears and triumphs, hot meals and stories around a campfire, students and teachers build mutual trust and respect that carries into the classroom when they return to school.
How to pack a back-pack for an expedition