Outdoor education trips have been a tradition at The Buckley School stretching back four decades.
Sixth through twelfth grade classes take trips to different outdoor locations every school year to bond a class and to learn about the outdoors. Trips include canoeing on the Russian River, climbing at Joshua Tree National Park, exploring caves in Sequoia National Forest, and learning survival skills at El Capitan in Santa Barbara. Teachers and staff partner with naturalist organizations every year on these trips to ensure environmental appreciation is an important part of our student's education. Photos from various years of OED trips are included in our current fall exhibit in the Robert Young Library. Posters are courtesy of our school's amazing print shop manager, Mr. Tom Henderson.
Students in grades seven through twelve took to the stage on April 22 and 23 for the Spring Dance Festival. To celebrate dance and the human spirit, Disconnect/Reconnect showcased student and faculty choreography, informed by personal journeys, aspirations, world events, and social justice issues.
With the leadership of interim science department chair Anat Fernandes, fifth grade students ventured to green space by the K-2 playground to learn about plants native to California, how to plant, and the importance of Earth Day.