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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. 




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

During Easter vacation, an additional experience is offered to families through EF Tours (tour number 2246754FJ). The 2019-2020 exploration is to Boston, MA for a four day, three night educational and fun experience learning about the history of the United States, and the impact of and importance of women and their contribution to the development of the country. Our visit to Boston will include a stop at Paul Revere's house, a walk of the Freedom Trail, college visits to Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, and a fun trip to a Boston Red Sox game. Other highlights include the history of the Salem Witch Trials, Boston Commons, Fanueil Hall Marketplace, Boston Harbor, the Old North Church, and other notable historic locations in Boston.