For two weeks in March (follow the 2013 Winterim Blog here), the entire Lawrence Academy community shifts its attention from the regular academic routine to intensive courses of study that are dedicated to experiential learning. In small groups of eight to sixteen, students and teachers plunge together into the world outside the classroom.
Each year, about half of the school's population leaves campus to explore the people, art, or environs of an American or international location, while others choose to remain on campus to devote themselves to community service or a specific skill or project in the Greater Boston area.
On the final day of Winterim, groups reunite to display their handiwork and recount their adventures with teachers, friends, and parents in an atmosphere that engenders pride and celebrates personal achievement.
View the 2013 Winterim Blog and download the Winterim 2013 Catalog to explore this year's course offerings. You may also view our students' 2011 Winterim Blog and a 2012 Winterim Photo Gallery.
Parents of students on off-campus courses will need to fill out and return the Off-Campus Winterim Health Form.
- Working with the homeless in Lowell
- Mountain biking in Utah's Arches National Park
- Travel at the Speed of Dog — Dog Sledding in Minnesota
- Sports Journalism
- Building homes in Georgia with Habitat for Humanity
- Stained Glass Creations
- Digital Photography — Boston to Maine
- Peru: A Journey of the Heart
- Providing critical care in an EMS environment
- Kayaking the Jewel of the Caribbean
- The Stock Market Game
- Designing and stitching quilts
- SCUBA in Belize
- Yellowstone — Ecosystem Exploration and Nature Photography