Experiential Learning And Outdoor Education

The Winston Preparatory School’s Outdoor Education Program is an experiential education opportunity that provides all students with the opportunity to develop the “Qualities of an Independent and Sustainable Learner” without the academic pressures of reading and writing.

Each year, the Juniors of WPSCT participate in a 7 day tall ship excursion to Catalina Island. This trip is offered to strengthen the above skills while preparing the students to transition from WPS. On this adventure, students learn how to take ownership for their responsibilities while taking care of themselves, the ship and their classmates. This pedagogy serves to help shape the students’ character and potential.

In the fall of 2015, the senior class participated in a Habitat for Humanity project. Students worked for 5 days helping to refurbish a home in Orient Point, NY.

The remaining grades took a 2 day trip to Boston, visiting Copps Hill cemetery, North Church, followed Paul Revere’s ride, visited Faneuil Hall, Plimouth Plantation and the Mayflower 2.