Our students spend most of their day engaged in real-world interdisciplinary studies called learning expeditions. These in-depth, 12-week investigations of a topic incorporate intellectual, service, and artistic dimensions, and combine social studies or science, ELA and the arts. Expeditions develop academic skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and deep knowledge of content. Students and teachers tackle three, intensive learning expeditions each year, requiring them to conduct research in the classroom, interview guest experts, and venture into the community for field studies designed to deepen their learning. Students acquire the extensive knowledge and skills necessary to produce an ambitious and substantial final product unveiled at a public exhibition.