Recognizing the importance of learning that occurs outside the classroom, Lovett incorporates experiential education into the curriculum at all levels. Some examples include:
In the Lower School, fifth grade students participate in Nature's Classroom, a trip that supports and enhances traditional classroom learning by employing creative and practical applications of subjects taught in school. The program seeks to promote individual and cooperative learning, enhance self-esteem, and encourage team building.
In the Middle School, sixth grade students travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to experience its history, geology, and culture. Other grades venture to New York City and Washington, D.C., for educational learning mixed with fellowship and fun.
In the Upper School, the Service Initiation for the Ninth Grade (SING) is designed as a meaningful service-learning experience for Lovett ninth graders. A program for tenth graders, River Awareness for Tenth Graders (RAFT), is focused on the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. The annual Junior Outdoor Expedition (JOE) takes the rising senior class and chaperones to the Pisgah National Forest for five days and four nights of backpacking and rock climbing in June.
During the senior year, students have several opportunities to do independent, off campus work through Senior Projects, Creativity Fellowships, and final projects for the Senior Seminar.
Several scholarship funds are available to assist Lovett students who want to extend their education beyond the walls of a traditional classrooms in these and other ways. For more information on these scholarship funds, click here.