Student Experience

Experiential Education

Experiential Learning is a practice that engages students in active, hands-on learning, integrating curricular goals with practical and consequential real-life experiences.

Experiential Learning encompasses a broad variety of learning activities, including outdoor education, adventure learning, service projects, internships, group-based learning projects, world travel and cross-cultural collaboration. This educational approach begins in the classroom, expands to the community and eventually takes the learning process into the world at large. Building on our mission to actively engage learners in progressive education models, students will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally and internationally for Experiential Learning projects.

Faculty, students and administration work together to create meaningful, curriculum-based trips to support our educational objectives. Travel dates coincide with school breaks and students are given the opportunity to choose from a tiered menu of proposed destinations and projects.

Previous experiential learning trips include Egypt, Greece, Australia, Costa Rica, Italy, Nepal, Ecuador, Cameroon, and Venezuela. Besant Hill students have also visited domestic cities such as San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans.