Lakeside Upper School students have the option of studying off campus during one or two semesters of their junior year. Independence, new perspectives, language fluency, greater understanding of cultural identity and difference, new and/or deeper academic interest, and appreciation of family are some of the positive results returning students mention about their experience.
While students who decide to study off campus represent a diverse group, what they have in common is a desire to experience a new and different environment, and engage in meaningful learning and living in a particular setting, whether it is in the heart of Washington, D.C. or a small town in France.
Lakeside School collaborates with a range of study-away programs, which are pre-approved based on the rigor of the curriculum, quality of student support services, financial aid availability (merit and need), and risk-management protocols.
- School Year Abroad with campuses in China, Italy, France, and Spain (www.sya.org).
- The Mountain School in rural Vermont (www.mountainschool.org).
- Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki in coastal Maine (www.mainecoastsemester.org/).
- The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C. (schoolforethics.org).
- High Mountain Institute in the mountains of Colorado (www.hminet.org).
- Catalyst Term at African Leadership Academy in South Africa (www.africanleadershipacademy.org/programs/catalyst).
Current Lakeside families with questions about study away can email the Global Education department.