Track classes start after Block. Some are required, such as foreign language, mathematics, English, and art classes, in order to build a foundation of skills. As the students get older they are supported in the process of defining and charting their own individual course of study through a broad assortment of elective classes which connect with their interests and passions. They can study Contemporary Environmental Issues and American History, French Literature and Topics in Digital Arts.
In our many art studios our students can study with masters in specific artistic fields. In Naturalist the students learn about field ecology and develop survival skills, and in Horticulture they play an active role in High Mowing’s own food shed.
The High Mowing Experience
On the Hill, learning continues outside of the classroom: in the afternoon there are many extracurricular and athletics opportunities; in May, students and faculty embark on two-week immersive experiences during Projects Block; and throughout the year High Mowing's festivals and traditions build a culture of inclusivity, a respect for diversity, and a reverence for life.
This High Mowing experience nurtures the spirit. In Block class our students learn to ask clear concise questions, and develop the capacity to answer them. In our track classes and art studios they find their path and their passions. And surrounded by the calm beauty of Abbot Hill they find peace of mind in a busy world.
This is a well-rounded education, a holistic education, an education for the 21st century.
This is High Mowing.