Experiential Education

Discovering One’s Self and Forging New Friendships

Two days during the first week of school are set aside for Experiential Education. It’s a time for each class to build unity, help new students make friends and engage students in activities that build respect for themselves, others and the environment.

Some Recent Adventures Include:

Grades 2-3

Behind-the-scenes tours of the auditorium and Bullis kitchen, and a visit to the Head’s house for stories and cookies.

Grade 4

Field trip to the Machines and Motion Experience at Sandy Spring Museum and build your own catapults.

Grade 5

Travel back in time to The Seneca Schoolhouse to learn about school life in the 1880s.

Grade 6

Ropes courses, ziplines and a giant swing, followed by a day hiking at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Grade 7

Whitewater rafting on the Potomac and a ropes course at Calleva.

Grade 8

Challenges and adventure at Calleva, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Grade 9

Overnight camping trip, including team-building games and activities to learn how to read a map, build a fire, steer a canoe and put up a tent. The next day, put all of these skills to the rest in an adventure race.

Grade 10

Scavenger hunt on The National Mall, followed by small group community service projects.

Grade 11

Small group tours of nearby colleges and universities.

Grade 12

Low- and high-ropes challenges, team building and an overnight camput at Calleva, followed by a day of either kayaking, paddle-boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding or rafting.

Experiential Ed is a great way to make friends. Years later, some of my best friends are from those days!

Danielle C. ’18

Bullis School
10601 Falls Road Potomac MD 20854
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