Lovett students feel connected to the world around them. They have opportunities from the earliest grades (and even as alumni) to experience learning outside of the classroom. Through courses and co-curricular opportunities that bring learning to life through real-world experience, Lovett students:
develop intercultural skills that will help them adapt readily and lead confidently in an ever-changing world
build connections to the community, both across the city and around the globe
grow to understand the benefits and responsibilities of active citizenship
Lovett’s programs, courses, and projects are designed to link our classrooms to the neighborhoods and communities that make up Atlanta’s unique culture. We are fortunate to have long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with nonprofit partners across the city, and students begin in Lower School to learn about the challenges facing fellow Atlantans and the ways innovative and caring leaders are working to make the city a more equitable and livable place. Students have opportunities to be an active part of the many efforts to improve the wellbeing of children, families, and communities around Atlanta.
Lovett graduates are engaged global citizens, and we are proud of the carefully developed opportunities our students have to build intercultural skills and expand their horizons. Building on a base of globally oriented coursework, students work side-by-side with researchers at Lovett’s research station preserve in the Ecuadorian cloud forest; they take on-location classes in sites as diverse as Georgia’s barrier islands, Israel, Italy, and the Bahamas; they dance at Disney, perform at Carnegie Hall, take part in short-term exchanges with partner schools in Australia, South Africa, and England; and they pursue passions such as art, politics, and the outdoors with like-minded peers at Lovett’s 11 partner Semester Schools.
Lovett students learn by doing. In classrooms and maker spaces, on the stage and the river, and in organizations and museums across Atlanta, our students practice and apply the skills of the disciplines they study to further their learning.
Recognizing the importance of learning that occurs outside of our campus, Lovett incorporates experiential education into the curriculum at all levels. Lovett is fortunate to partner with institutions such as the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Georgia Aquarium to provide a wide variety of experiences ranging from class visits to internships.