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Experiential Education

Learning Through Experience

Build Teamwork, Respect, & Confidence

Two Days at the Beginning of the School Year

Each year, to kick off the start of school, all Bullis students enjoy two days of experiential education (ex-ed).

  • These ex-ed experiences at Bullis help to blend new and returning students by emphasizing teamwork, respect for others, confidence, and the joy of discovery.
  • Classes unite and friendships bud before the school year begins.

Each grade has a different adventure, which may include hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, or rafting. While some students team up to tackle a ropes course, others do service projects. Juniors visit college campuses as they work to identify their best college fit.

Bullis Discovery Days

Week-long TRIPS in the Spring

Bullis Discovery Days transforms traditional learning for Middle School students into extraordinary week-long adventures in the spring that connect directly to the science curriculum in each grade. This break from the usual school routine immerses students in hands-on experiences that go beyond classroom walls, emphasizing collaboration, creativity, and personal growth without the pressure of grades. 

Discovery Days encourages students to: 

  • Learn outside the classroom: Discovery Days offer a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and values beyond the classroom.
  • Boost confidence: Students learn to navigate new surroundings and face challenges confidently.
  • Strengthen relationships: Shared experiences in unfamiliar environments enhance bonds among students and teachers.
  • Expand worldviews: These trips help students see the world differently and understand their global footprint. 
  • Cultivate essential skills: Exploration enhances communication, creativity, critical thinking, and adaptability, which are essential skills for success in today's world.

Follow the journeys of our students on the Bullis Blog as they explore new destinations and create lifelong memories.