MS Experiential and Service Learning
One of the many unique and innovative attributes of a Parish education is our commitment to Experiential and Service Learning in Middle School. These programs offer specific opportunities for students to enhance their learning beyond the classroom and to cultivate a sense of leadership and service through exploratory trips and purposeful activities.
The cohesive programming of experiential and service components, our strong academic curriculum and the development of each student’s strengths and passions through ParishLeads creates a dynamic environment that helps prepare every student to be a young person of impact.
The experiential education curriculum is purposely designed to focus on a different issue in each grade that aligns with what the students are learning in the classroom.
In 7th grade, students visit Catalina Island at the end of October and participate in the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP).
At CELP, students are guided through a series of land and sea explorations, each aimed to bring about a greater understanding and connectedness to self, others and the environment.
In 8th grade, students travel to our nation's capital in March. They visit museums, memorials and participate in a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.