Experiential Learning

It’s a big world. On their way to becoming global citizens, Brimmer students engage with the world through Winterim, an experiential, cultural, and service learning program. Students choose from among several international or domestic programs, such as traveling to Iceland to learn about that country’s Viking history, geography, and geothermal energy system for sustainable living; connecting with and learning from students in China; working with an NGO in the Dominican Republic to teach and mentor students there; or experiencing London and Paris in an exploration of social justice in the Victorian age and today.  
A hallmark of Brimmer’s curriculum and a favorite among students, what makes this biennial program so unique is that the Winterim experience begins in the classroom. Prior to departure, students and faculty meet to research their upcoming destinations, build cohesive travel groups, and define the curricular and cultural context for their chosen program. This level of advanced preparation lays the groundwork for truly meaningful travel experiences.

Kelly Neely, Director of Global Studies, Humanities Dept. Co-Chair

At Brimmer, we continuously look for ways to expand learning beyond the classroom and give our students a way to connect what they're studying to people, places, and cultures around the world.
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.