January 7-17, 2019
JanTerm is much like a collegiate mini-semester. Students choose four topical two-week seminars that offer a greater opportunity to explore new course topics which may not fit into the traditional academic year, but are perfect for shorter, more intensive study. Courses are developed by faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, parents, and grandparents, all of whom bring tremendous creativity and personal passion into the classroom. Typically, over 75 classes are offered each year.
For an example of the kinds of courses offered, please review the JanTerm 2019 Course Catalog at a Glance or the JanTerm 2019 Class Details listed below.
JanTerm is intentionally different from what students experience during their regular semester classes in Middle School and Upper School. First, we are able to offer a greater breadth of curriculum. With multiple, unusual courses to choose from, students are exposed to a broader range of topics that they would not normally get an opportunity to study in school. Secondly, JanTerm gives teachers and students an opportunity to drill down and study these specialist topics in more depth. It’s no surprise that many students look back at their JanTerm experience as the time when their passion for a particular activity or area of study was first ignited.
Students sign up for four block classes, which meet for 80 minutes per day for eight days from January 7 - January 17, 2019, with Ski & Snowboard Days on Friday, January 11 and 18. See Lunch and Activity Schedule (also 2-Hour Delay) for additional details.
Block 1 8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Block 2 9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Block 3 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch/Activity Period 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Block 4 1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
- Tuesday November 13, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Registration opens only for Upper School students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement classes (except AP Computer Science and AP Music Theory), Drama (Semester 2), or Yearbook*. Early registrants in Upper School must use this list to select assigned blocks for required classes.
- Wednesday November 14, 5:00 p.m. onward
Registration opens for all other Upper School and all Middle School students. Middle School students must use this list to select assigned blocks for required math classes.
* These students have fewer JanTerm classes to choose from, so they get first dibs when it comes to registration.
If you have further questions, contact Director of Student Information Systems, James Woollard (firstname.lastname@example.org).