This fall, when students from St. Anne’s-Belfield Pre-School program came across an abandoned bird nest during a walk, it led to some questions: What kind of bird had lived there? Why did he or she leave? What was the nest made of? Can we try to make a nest? It was exactly the type of student-led inquiry the School was aiming for when we switched to an outdoor learning model for the 2020-21 school year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up business models across the country. For Camp Holiday Trails (CHT), a nonprofit in Charlottesville that provides camp experiences to kids with medical needs, it meant canceling their in-person camp this summer. The change, it turns out, was actually a good thing.
Among the over twenty summer program offerings, the School welcomed back some of our youngest learners for a reimagined on campus Pre-School Explorers Camp. In years past, the Pre-School Explorers Camp has included many indoor opportunities for discovery and learning. This year all learning has taken place outdoors.
This summer St. Anne’s-Belfield School engaged over 235 students from more than 30 different schools nationally and internationally for summer learning through a variety of online experiences and an on-campus Pre-School “Explorers Camp”.
The 2020-2021 St. Anne's-Belfield School year began on August 20, and we are happy to welcome 885 students, both on campus and online.
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