For a full week at the end of winter term, students in grades 4-8 take only elective courses designed to inspire new passions, build new skills and stretch imaginations. Intersession allows our multi-talented teachers to offer students half and full-day art, science, outdoor education, and service opportunities. Guest instructors come to campus to lead workshops. The week culminates with an evening exhibition that showcases our students’ talents and creativity. During this time, the 9th grade takes their annual trip.

2015 Intersession Offerings

  • African Drumming and Dance
  • Back Country Skiing
  • Bone Building
  • Build, Break, Investigate
  • Camping Equipment
  • Cooking with Katie
  • Fashion (Re)design
  • Got Milk?
  • History Through the Movies
  • Ice Climbing
  • International Cooking
  • Joy of Baking
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Metalsmithing
  • NCS Concept Album
  • Let’s Create!
  • Photo Collage & Yearbook
  • Play in a Week
  • Pond Hockey
  • Rube Goldberg Machines
  • Stagecraft
  • Stitch and Slide in the Loom Room
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Web Design

Previous Years’ Intersession Offerings

Arts & Crafts

  • Advanced Photo Collage
  • Fashion Re-Design
  • Glass Class
  • Horsehair/Feather Firing Ceramics
  • Me, Myself and I (mixed media photo art)
  • Miniature Tree Houses
  • Preserving Food
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Rock and Wool
  • Silent Black & White Moviemaking
  • Vegetarian Cooking
  • Wicked Costume Creations
  • Woodcarving

Building & Brain Power

  • 3-D Printing
  • Aquaponics
  • Climbing Holds
  • Japanese Art, Language & Culture
  • Legal Eagles (real estate law)
  • Secret Codes
  • Tech Theater
  • Wooden Boat Building

Physical & Service Activities

  • Adirondack Community Service
  • Choreography and Dance
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • Sweet Spring Fever (maple sugaring)
  • Summit Sights
  • Telemark Skiing