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Student Life

Outdoor Education

Students in grades five through eight participate in outdoor education. Outdoor Education expands the limits of the classroom through exploration of the natural surroundings of Southern California. Students learn the power of teamwork and perseverance through new challenges by participating in activities such as zip lining, hiking, snorkeling, and canoeing. These trips provide the chance for students to bond with one another and their teachers while being immersed in nature.

Outdoor Education Trips:
5th grade – AstroCamp
6th grade – Catalina
7th grade – Big Bear
8th grade – Lower Colorado River
Immersing middle schoolers in outdoor education is akin to unlocking a treasure trove of life's lessons amidst the whispering leaves and dancing desert sunlight. As they navigate winding coastal trails and conquer rocky terrains, students not only master the art of teamwork and problem-solving but also forge an intimate bond with the natural world. The scent of earth after rain, the symphony of birdsong, and the gentle caress of a breeze become their classroom, teaching them invaluable lessons in resilience and environmental stewardship that textbooks could never convey. In these wild spaces, amidst towering trees, rushing rivers, and open ocean, students not only discover the secrets of science by studying ecosystems firsthand but also uncover the poetry of mathematics in patterns of leaves or the physics of water currents. Nature becomes their laboratory, their library, and their muse, offering a holistic education that nourishes both mind and soul, fostering a lifelong love affair with learning and the world around them.
- Ms. Phan, Middle School English and Literature Teacher

Harbor Day School

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Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.
Harbor Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs administered by the School.