One of the staples of the SSCA Upper School Experience is Interterm. Interterm is a week-long concentrated, out-of-the classroom period during which students engage issues of faith, leadership, and service. Interterm is typically held during the Spring semester. The Middle School Interterm focuses on leadership and service in history and government. The High School Interterm focuses on faith and service. Interterm occurs every other year and is a required aspect of SSCA’s curriculum.
Grade 6 Interterm:
During the Grade 6 Interterm, students take a series of day trips into Boston and the surrounding areas. The students see various historical and state government sights, as well as participate in various local service-learning opportunities.
Grades 7-8 Interterm:
The centerpiece of the Grades 7-8 Interterm is the overnight trip to Washington D.C. The students travel by bus to our nation’s capitol where they see the sights of our federal government. In addition, the students participate in local service-learning opportunities.
Grades 9-10 Interterm:
Students in Grades 9-10 participate in a regional (Greater New England) educational and service-learning study. There is an overnight component for this trip, and the destination varies from year to year. In addition, the students participate in local service-learning opportunities.
Grades 11-12 Interterm:
The flagship interterm experience at SSCA is our Belize trip. Every Interterm, SSCA students, along with faculty and staff, serve along side professionals working in a medical mission facility. The students work hard during this trip – but it ends up being a life-long memory for those who participate.