Lovett freshmen and sophomores are invited to consider the following semester and year-away programs to complement their Lovett education. Students who are interested in a study-away program must first consult with the Director of Civic and Global Engagementas early as possible during the fall semester prior to the year they wish to study away. Lovett reserves the right for final approval for all interested students. Students are permitted to enroll at a semester school only once while at Lovett.
Alzar School is a one-semester program that welcomes both sophomores and juniors. Students split their time between the campus in Idaho and homestays in Chile (6 weeks). The outdoor program (kayaking, skiing, backpacking, surfing, etc.) is a significant part of the school, as is the international experience students gain by spending 6 weeks in South America. Because of the international experience in a Spanish-speaking country, The Alzar School is most appropriate for students who are studying Spanish at Lovett. Independent studies in other languages can not be accommodated. Students can continue their math, history (Modern Global History or AP World History or AP World History), and English courses at the appropriate level while at Alzar. Juniors may take environmental science or physics at the appropriate level. Sophomores may enroll in environmental science or honors chemistry. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
This semester school for juniors emphasizes field science, sustainability, and the outdoors. Students are able to continue their Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, and math study at the appropriate level. All students at Chewonki take a science course called "Natural History of the Maine Coast." This course will transfer as a science elective. Chewonki's English and US History classes will transfer as American Studies, as long as students register for "Literature and the Land" and US History at Chewonki. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
This Wisconsin semester school for juniors focuses on the theme of environmental stewardship. Students are immersed in environmental history, nature, literature, and the study of conservation. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on, active learning in the outdoors. In addition to core courses in AP Environmental Science, English, and history, students may continue their Spanish, and math classes at the appropriate level (French, Chinese, and Latin are available through independent study). Students who enroll at the Conserve School must complete their US History (American Studies history) requirement through summer school before or after attending Conserve, or through an online class while at Conserve. The Conserve English class will transfer as American Studies English. Students should register for genetics or anatomy or AP Environmental Science at Lovett to complement the AP Environmental Science course they will complete at Conserve. (At Conserve, the entire AP Environmental Science course is taught in one semester). All students accepted to Conserve School are awarded a full scholarship covering tuition, room, and board. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
HMI is a one-semester program for academically and physically motivated juniors. As part of the semester, students spend six weeks in the wilderness. Leadership and man's relationship to nature are important components of the program. Students can continue their Spanish, French (independent study), and math courses at the appropriate level. At Lovett, students should register for Environmental Science, to complement the Natural History course at HMI. HMI's English and US History courses will transfer as American Studies. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
This semester school for juniors is affiliated with Milton Academy in Massachusetts. Like students at the Outdoor Academy, students at the Mountain School are intimately involved in understanding the environment in which they learn. A key student responsibility is maintenance of the school's working organic farm. Students will be able to continue their study of French, Spanish, Latin, and math at the appropriate level. In consultation with the Assistant Head of School, students should register for Environmental Science, physics, or chemistry at Mountain School, to complement students' science curriculum at Lovett. The Mountain School's English and US History courses will transfer as American Studies. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
Sophomores spend one semester at this semester school in the Pisgah Mountains, outside Brevard, North Carolina. While at OA, students can continue their study of Spanish. Independent study in other languages can sometimes be coordinated. Outdoor Academy offers a full range of math courses to meet students' needs. Lovett students attending Outdoor Academy should register for World History (not Appalachian History) and should enroll in Environmental Science at Lovett, to complement their study of Natural History or Environmental Chemistry at OA (OA's Environmental Chemistry course is not comparable to Lovett Chemistry). Students who wish to apply to OA should must consult with the Assistant Head of School before initiating an application.
The Oxbow School is the only semester school in the country that focuses on visual arts. It is open to juniors in the fall or spring semester. Though a portfolio is not required for admission, applicants should be dedicated, serious artists. Through an interdisciplinary, project-based approach, students fulfill requirements in English, history, and science. Students are tutored in French, Spanish, Chinese, and math at the appropriate level. Students will also receive transfer credit for American Studies and for one semester of Environmental Science. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
This semester school for juniors focuses on leadership and ethics and has campuses in *Washington, DC and Johannesburg, South Africa at the African Leadership Academy. All students at SEGL have the option to continue their study of French or Spanish at the appropriate level. Students may take physics or chemistry at SEGL and should register for the same course at Lovett. Math is available at all levels to complement a student's Lovett curriculum. Students in D.C. will also take an introductory class in Arabic and Chinese. SEGL's English and US History courses will transfer as American Studies. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
Sophomores and Juniors who participate in SYA spend an entire year in France, Spain, China, or Italy, or the fall semester in China (the one semester option in China is open only to Juniors). SYA students live with a host family and benefit from significant language study. The curriculum for each program is closely tied to the language, history, and culture of the host country, although students in China and Italy are not required to have prior experience in Chinese or Italian. After consultation with the Assistant Head of School, students may receive transfer history and English elective credits that can be used towards graduation requirements in those disciplines. Juniors who attend a SYA program will be required to enroll in the full two credits of American Studies in their senior year. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
This fall semester program for sophomores, located in the Swiss mountains, offers a semester of "academic, physical, and personal challenge." Students can continue their study of French, Spanish, and math at the appropriate level. The Swiss Semester Humanities course will transfer as Modern Global History, and the Swiss Semester English course will transfer as English 10. Students will receive transfer science elective credit for the Swiss Semester geology course. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Head of School before completing an application.
The Traveling School, for 10th grade girls, builds female leaders with powerful voices and perspectives, who are inspired to learn, able to adapt and take risks, and engage with the world. Academics are relevant and place-based and provide students an opportunity to learn from their surroundings and grapple with global issues from multiple perspectives. Students who enroll in the fall semester travel throughout southern Africa; in the spring semester, students travel in South America. Students can continue their study of Spanish at The Traveling School and may take the appropriate math course (algebra 2, precalculus, or independent study) to complement the Lovett curriculum. Students will take Natural Science while away, which transfers as a science elective. The Traveling School’s English and history classes will transfer as English 10 and Modern Global History. Students who wish to apply must consult with the Assistant Head of School before initiating an application.