Engaging, experiential, cross-disciplinary and project-based learning.
JanTerm is an intensive, three-week course of study allowing Upper School students to focus on a single topic in great depth and at an accelerated pace. This immersive learning experience offers unique, cross-disciplinary experiences in the classroom as well as off-campus field trips and opportunities for overnight travel. These classes foster collaboration and provide venues for students to create, innovate, and problem solve.
The Chattahoochee River: Politics and Science gave us a real-world perspective on the topics we studied. Instead of just learning about ecosystems and river-based industries, we visited them and learned directly from the people who depend on the Chattahoochee. JanTerm inspires us to go above and beyond in a non-traditional subject and it allows faculty to share their incredible knowledge with the next generation.Student, Class of 2020
JanTerm by the Numbers
In January 2018, 831 students chose from 48 courses, including The Business of Sports, Food Chemistry & Global Cultures, Sports Medicine, Atlantic Coastal Ecology & Culture, Music & the Movies, Interior Design, History & Physics of Flight, and more.
All courses are encouraged to take field trips to explore Atlanta, the Southeast, and the world! Using 46 buses, the students and 105 faculty members took 202 field trips. Forty-eight students traveled abroad to Israel, Kenya, Guatemala, and Québec. In addition, more than 80 speakers visited campus to present to classes.
Eleventh and twelfth graders may use JanTerm to do internships in a variety of fields from medicine to research to mobile app development. Students completed 44 internships in 2018.