Intensives: Three Weeks of Immersion, Travel & Adventure
Many TNS graduates recall Intensives as unforgettable highlights of their high school experience. Every year, students spend three weeks creating, delving, often traveling, and pushing their limits. Intensives help them to get to know themselves better — their capabilities, passions, and perhaps what they would like to do more of during or after school.
Early in the school year students brainstorm the kinds of adventures and learning experiences they would like to have. They work with teachers to research the possibilities and figure out the logistics. They hold fundraising events to help cover the expenses. Faculty create areas of interdisciplinary study for students before and during the Intensives. Additionally, the students spend a portion or all of the intensive, volunteering in a community of need.
Through TNS Intensives, students gain real world experience, self-awareness, a spirit of adventure and memories that stay with them for a lifetime. Below are some examples of recent Intensives.