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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. (Photo Credit: Canva Pro Stock)




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. (Photo Credit: R. Bringas)







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

Bell'Italia - Easter Vacation 2022

During Easter vacation 2022, an additional experience is offered to families through EF Tours (Tour number 2397583WY) as we embark on the Bell'Italia Tour of Italy.

Consider the deeper meaning of "Beautiful Italy" as you experience its art, history, and culture. 

In Venice, cars and roads give way to gondolas and canals, redefining what a city can be. The world's best collection of Renaissance art awaits in Florence. And in Rome, behold Michelangelo's take on creation at the Sistine Chapel and retrace the footsteps of ancient Romans at the Colosseum. Plans are in the works for a visit with Pope Francis during the Papal Audience on a Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Canva Pro Stock)



Japan: Land of the Rising Sun - Easter Vacation 2023

During Easter vacation 2023, an additional experience is offered to families through EF Tours (Tour number 2477110BW) as we embark on a tour of Japan. Click HERE for link.

Japan has had many identities through the centuries; its story is a fascinating one. Tokyo is the modern-day center of pop culture and business, while Kyoto remains the most traditional of the big cities. The country has unsurpassed natural beauty—see it from the window of the high-speed shinkansen train and in the majestic lakes and mountains of Hakone National Park. (Photo Credit: Canva Pro Stock)



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