Semester-Away Programs

BB&N is proud to offer a robust Semester-Away Program for students in Grades 10 and 11. This program offers a unique opportunity for independent and adventurous students to live and study away from home while exploring topics in which they are interested. Rigorous academics coupled with experiential learning opportunities are hallmarks of the various programs. Past students have attended Alzar School, Coastal Studies for Girls, Swiss Semester, Chewonki, CityTerm, High Mountain Institute, Mountain School, School for Ethics and Global Leadership, and St. Stephen’s School in Rome.

Please click here to view a grid that provides an overview of the 2017-18 Semester Away opportunities.

Programs for Juniors:

Alzar School (Cascade, Idaho)
Application due: February 15 (priority consideration December 15)
Program Emphasis: Leadership, outdoor adventure, six week cultural exchange (Chile), service.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki (Wiscasset, Maine)
Application due: February 20
Program Emphasis: Appreciation of the natural world, coastal ecology, community.

CityTerm (Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Application due: February 15
Program Emphasis: New York City as a living classroom, especially literature, history, art.

High Mountain Institute (Leadville, Colorado)
Application due: February 15
Program Emphasis: Leadership skills, wilderness experiences.

Mountain School (Vershire, Vermont)
Application due: February 13
Program Emphasis: Working farm, sustainable living.

St. Stephen’s School* (Rome, Italy):
Application due: February 15
Program Emphasis: Classical & Italian literature, art history.
*Admission to St. Stephen's is decided by a committee of BB&N faculty. All St. Stephen's application material, including recommendations, should be submitted to Louise Makrauer, not mailed to St. Stephen's in Rome.

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (Washington, DC)
Application due: February 15
Program Emphasis: Politics, leadership, global issues.

School Year Abroad (China, France, Italy, Spain)
Application due: February 15
Program Emphasis: Language acquisition, abroad experience, homestay


Programs for Sophomores:

Alzar School (Cascade, Idaho)
Application due: February 15 (priority consideration December 15)
Program Emphasis: Leadership, outdoor adventure, six week cultural exchange (Chile), service.

Coastal Studies for Girls (Freeport, Maine)
Application due: March 15
Program Emphasis: The powerful combination of science and leadership education for young women.

Swiss Semester (Zermatt, Switzerland)
Application due: December 9 (to Mr. Strodel)
Program Emphasis: Humanities, hiking, skiing, travel, art history.

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