Outdoor Education

A campus of learning.


Most schools send their students outside to get a break from learning; at Glenelg, we head outside to learn more. The natural resources on our 90-acre campus mean we can take “field trips” without getting on a bus—to explore ecosystems, inspire our creativity, and understand our relationship to the environment as well as our responsibility for it. Students think about the how their surroundings affect them personally when they study real examples of erosion and habitat formation or collect data from our micronet weather stations.


Aside from being a place of profound beauty, the GCS campus is a place for profound learning. We are a “country” school and our community culture reflects our environment—inviting children of all ages to interact with nature, to run around outside, to wonder, and to explore.

A student reads outdoors during a Lower School class.
Two Lower School students enjoy a break during outdoor class.