Quests

The St. Anne's-Belfield School Quests program is a new component of the Learning Village curriculum in which course options are shaped around questions, with classroom teachers facilitating group explorations rather than leading a set syllabus.

Quests are student-driven in both choice and content. Students can choose a Quest that is project-based, problem-based, product-driven, skill-specific, service-oriented, or one that evolves with them. With new course options each trimester, students have the opportunity to explore multiple topics outside of the traditional curriculum, or follow one project through three courses with each building upon the last

In the all-School curriculum, Quests provide a bridge in grades seven and eight between the student-led FAB Lab mornings in the Learning Village Grades K – 4, and the Upper School Intensives courses. All of these programs focus on topics outside of the typical curriculum.

In September 2016, NBC 29 featured the Quest program in a broadcast report STAB Launches Quest Program Classes for Middle Schoolers.

Spring 2016 Quests

Masking Making - Ms. Larkin
What's Going On? - Ms. Mathieson and Ms. Lyle
Can We Help a Struggling Non-Profit? - Ms. FitzHenry and Ms. Stevens
Can We Build a 3D Terrain? - Mr. Russell and Mr. Gulotta
Which House is for You? - Ms. Phillips, Elsa Emanuel, and Jack Cieslowski
Can We Collaborate? - Ms. Wilkens and Becca Lourie
Can We Preserve Middle School Memories? - Mrs. Grouch
What Knits Us Together? - Ms. Beckwith
Can We Go Viral? - Ms. Stefanik and Mr. Stoner
Why Photoshop? - Nick Tennery and Gresham Chapman
What Should We Do with the Bank? - Mrs. Reed and Mr. Buford
What's for Lunch? - Mr. Brennan and Chef Holt
Is Sweat Your Best Accessory? - Mr. Powlovich
Can We Build an Escape Room? - Mr. Lippmann
Can We Build a Fuel Car? - Mr. Weis
How Do I Relax? - Mr. Palombi
Can I Draw What I See? - Ms. Rodgers and Ms. Cox

Winter 2016 Quests

What's for Lunch? - Mr. Holt, Mr. Brennan
The Battle of SumoBots - Mr. Weis, Ms. Wilkens
Can Sharing Transform the World? - Ms. Reed
What Knits Us Together? - Ms. Beckwith
What Happened Here? - Mrs. Grouch
Can We Go Viral? - Mr. Stoner, Ms. Stefanik
How Do I Relax? - Mr. Palombi
Where Will the Magic Carpet Go? - Mrs. Mathieson, Ms. Stevens
The Way Things Go School Edition - Students, Mr. Lippman
Learn the Guitar - But How? - Ms. FitzHenry
What Does Life Cost? Game Edition - Ms. Phillips
Whodunnit? Improv Theatre & Scene Work - Ms. Larkin
How Do We Build a Terrain? - Mr. Russell, Mr. Gullotta, Mr. Powlovich
Hungry for Art? - Ms. Cox
How Do I Draw What I See? - Ms. Rodgers

Fall 2016 Quests

Who Am I Really?: Science of the Mind - Mr. Weis
Who Will Win on November 8? - Ms. Reed and Mr. Lourie
Whodunnit? - Mr. Palombi
What's the Problem?: Filming for Change - Mrs. Mathieson, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Fitzhenry
How Much Does Life Cost? - Ms. Phillips
Do I Have the Power to Stop Poverty?: Exploring Poverty and Serving Our Neighbors via Mama's Kitchen - Mrs. Lyle, Ms. Wilkens
What is the Best Way to Hike the Appalachian Trail? - Mr. Lippman
What Makes Me Who I Am?: Self-Expression "Explore and Store" - Mr. Russell
What is Funny?: An Introduction to Improv Theatre - Ms. Larkin
Can You Create a 3-D World Using Only Paper? - Ms. Rodgers
What Knits Us Together? - Ms. Beckwith
Is Sweat Your Best Accessory? - Mr. Gulotta, Mr. Powlovich
Hungry for Art? - Ms. Cox
What's for Lunch? - Mr. Holt, Mr. Brennan

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