Summits are two-week multifaceted explorations in which students and faculty engage in deep studies that are rooted in our school's values, history, and mission. Intentionally cross-graded and cross-curricular, Summits are designed to offer new avenues for more in-depth, creative, and meaningful learning experiences.

A Sampling of Summits

Our Programs Summits 3


Inspired by the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura (a Paraguayan group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage) the LandFillharmonic tasks students with designing, building, and performing on unique instruments created from discarded materials. Students study the physics of music and learn how instruments work, under the backdrop of environmental sustainability, equity in music education, and self-expression through performing art.

March Goes On

The March Goes On: Civil Rights Past, Present, & Future

Using the power of perspective and place, students take a personal and historical journey through key moments of the Civil Rights Movement, visiting: Atlanta, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, Greenwood, and Memphis. While in the South, students meet with historians, activists, and participants in the struggle for Civil Rights. This Summit connects the historical Civil Rights Movement with the movement today, both in the South and the Pacific Northwest.