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The GAELS | DISCOVERY program is designed to provide both an exciting and educational experience to areas of study not traditionally found in the school setting. The three sub-programs are carefully designed and integrated into the curricular programming of the school to inspire the girls.

DISCOVER | YOUR ROLE — Catalina Environmental Stewardship Experience

A three day, two night excursion for Grades 9 and 10 to Catalina Island through the Catalina Island Marine Institute to learn about the importance of environmental stewardship through marine science and ecology, and other issues facing our world today such as pollution and how it affects nature and marine life. Learning hands-on from marine biologists, environmental scientists, ecologists, among other experts in the field, our girls receive real-world, problem-based learning experiences as well as fun experiences such as kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. 




DISCOVER | YOUR POTENTIAL — High Sierra Leadership and STEM Experience

A three day, two-night excursion for Grades 11 and 12 to Big Bear to be immersed in problem-based learning experiences surrounding  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The STEM experiences are provided by leaders in the field and provide the girls with collaborative and collective inquiry-based learning activities including STEM topics such as astronomy. Leadership development includes seminars and workshops on public speaking, confidence, and articulation, leading others, vision development, among many others.  Team building activities occur including high ropes course, hiking, time in the lake, and archery training. 






Big Ben (London, England) and Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)


Park Guell (Barcelona, Spain)


DISCOVER | YOUR WORLD — Annual World Exploration Experience (optional)

During Easter vacation, an additional experience is offered to families through EF Tours (tour number 2317327HH). The 2020-2021 exploration is to London, Paris, and Barcelona. The language, landmarks, and culture change in each city, revealing shared bonds and unique identities. Walking through Piccadilly Circus in London, the Latin Quarter in Paris, and Las Ramblas in Barcelona, notice the distinctly different paces of life. Comparing each city's icons—Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Park Guell, and La Sagrada Família—consider how religion, royalty, and architecture have influenced their separate histories.