Learn by Doing
What is Experiential Learning?
Experiential learning is a process by which educators engage students through a cycle of direct experience, reflection, analysis, and experimentation. At Athenian, this approach is woven into everyday classroom learning and is foundational to some of our signature programs: Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE), March Term, Focus Days, and Round Square. Community service is another way students engage in experiential learning at Athenian.
Through experiential or hands on lessons, Athenian students call upon critical life skills such as collaboration, tenacity, courage, inquisitiveness, and self-awareness. The skills and knowledge gained in and outside the classroom is deep, integrated, and lasting.