For more than a decade, global education has been a cornerstone of our institution. Now, more than ever, Holton-Arms is committed to providing our students an opportunity to engage their world while deepening their socio-cultural knowledge and disposition. Although the pandemic has restricted some of our global programming, such as our off-campus programming and international student visits, Holton has always considered global education beyond the experiential learning that occurs outside of our walls. Through this integrated approach, that puts understanding diverse perspectives at the center, we have been able to more easily adapt to global programming in the virtual environment. [Read Holton's COVID-19 Global Education Statement]
This year our middle school students are working on year-long projects that address sustainability and activism. In grade 7, students are honing their problem-solving skills by exploring solutions to the issues that modern day cities face. In grade 8, students are investigating global issues through the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and researching effective and creative strategies for making positive changes in their local, national and global communities.
Through this project-based learning model, students are engaging in a focused curriculum with community partners. In March, students will participate in a 3-day experiential learning program with our long-time global partners, NetWork Volunteers (Grade 7) and World Leadership School (Grade 8) where they will apply their learning and collaborate on real world solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.
After a successful launch in August, we are happy to announce that we will offer our Virtual Junior Journeys program again this summer (2021). We’re excited to bring this dynamic 2-week intercultural exchange that allows students the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer dialogue and collaboration while exploring the world's most pressing global issues.
Tentative Program Dates:
- China: August 2 - August 13, weekdays only
- India and Peru: August 9 - August 20, weekdays only
Online student applications are due Friday, January 29, 2021.
Student/Parent contracts and program fees will be due shortly thereafter (April 15, 2021). The program fee is $200. Financial aid is available - please contact Mariana Williams to arrange.