The World is our Classroom

April 15, 2024

At Mirowitz, the world is our classroom. Stepping outside offers a real-world perspective, brings our curriculum to vivid life, and provides a unique setting for critical thinking. It also allows our students to learn through experience as they restore prairies, explore woodlands, lobby their elected officials and glimpse at history in the place where it happened.

That’s why we are so committed to overnight adventures in grades 3 through 8.

Last week, Mirowitz third graders spent a night immersed in the the forest biome. They sketched their ecological discoveries, learned how to use a compass and explored a nearby watershed.

And this week, fifth graders were challenged to speak rak ivrit (only Hebrew) at Machaneh Ivrit (Hebrew camp), an overnight designed to resemble an Israeli scout experience.

They cooked pita over a fire, built their own ropes course, learned new Israeli dances and games…and discovered their competence at speaking Hebrew.

Annual adventure trips are designed to enhance personal growth, strengthen teamwork skills and offer a deeper understanding of our collective responsibility to better the world. The adventures integrate science, history, Hebrew language and Jewish studies. And they culminate with the 8th grade Israel experience which cements all they have learned during their studies at Mirowitz.

A recent study determined that students who spend time learning outside of the classroom express greater tolerance for people with different opinions, have fewer behavioral issues, and do better in school. We consistently hear our alumni described that way. Best of all, our students become adults who have lasting and meaningful memories associated with learning.

Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Raquel

See 3rd grade overnight pics here!

See 5th grade overnight pics there!