EBC Week

EBC (Education Beyond the Classroom) is an intense one-week period in the academic year for students to be fully engaged in rich and challenging learning experiences – in ways not possible during the regular academic schedule. EBC projects are experiential: learning is hands-on, exploratory, and unrestricted by the boundaries of the regular classroom. These projects and experiences are designed to spark passion, to help students discover relationships among disciplines, and safely take risks for the sake of learning. They allow students to become wholeheartedly immersed in the activities and to work collaboratively with peers and adults, including guest experts in varied fields of study.  EBC projects are intended to stimulate curiosity and imagination, along with a deepened understanding of interesting and worthwhile subject matter, while also introducing students to new skills, perspectives, and activities in a variety of learning environments.

Students in grades 5-7 participate together in grade-level EBC trips as an entire class. These grade-level experiences provide a unique opportunity for students to bond as a class,  grow and learn together, and build meaningful and long lasting connections.

The EBC program for students in grades 8-12 consists of trips and experiences in a variety of destination and focus areas. These include local, domestic, and international trips, and experiences focused on arts, sciences, history and culture, language study, service, and more.

Questions? contact Experiential Education Coordinator David Kelly-Hedrick.

A Sample List of Past EBC Trips Offered to Students

EPS Electric Vehicle Project
Intro to Backcountry Skiing
Welding and Glass Blowing with Pratt Fine Arts
Five Pack Outdoors (Kayaking, Climbing, Hiking, Ropes Course)
Fighting Hunger Service Projects
Hidden Histories of Greater Seattle with the Wing Luke Museum
Salish Sailing Expedition
DIY Fashion Week

Northwest Regional
The Land is Not Silent: Road Trip in the American West
Washington Coast Bird Watching
Hell’s Canyon Backpack Adventure
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Olympic Coast Backpacking

Exploring Nashville Music & Culture
Deep Dive into the North Shore of Oahu
Civil Rights in the American South
Fast and Furious in Washington DC
Yellowstone Citizen Science
College Exploration to Los Angeles, Boston, or Other Areas
Moab Mountain Biking
Bay Area Tech Exploration
El Paso Borderlands
Utah Canyoneering Adventure
New York City Theater Extravaganza
New Orleans Music, Food, Culture, and Service
Backpacking Catalina Island
Puerto Rico Culture and Restoration

Language and Culture Immersion in Seville, Spain
Marine Science in the Galapagos
Drama in London
Costa Rica Field Science
Madagascar Forest Restoration
Sea Kayaking in Baja Mexico

EBC Week Photo Gallery