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Interterm at SSCA
One of the staples of the SSCA Upper School Experience is Interterm, which is held every-other-year during the Spring semester. Interterm is a week-long concentrated, out-of-the classroom period during which students engage issues of faith, leadership, and service. 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. Students also participate in local service-learning opportunities.


Grades 9-10 Interterm:

Students in Grades 9-10 participate in a regional educational study, examining challenges to authority in American History. There is an overnight component to this trip as students travel to Pennsylvania.


Grades 11-12 Interterm:

The flagship interterm experience at SSCA is our Belize trip. Every Interterm, SSCA students, along with faculty and staff, work primarily at a school with kids and complete work projects. The students work hard during this trip – but it ends up being a life-long memory for those who participate.


As in the past, students in Grades 11-12 also have the opportunity to participate in SSCA’s local environmental education offering, “Creation Care,” as an alternative to this overnight trip.