UPper School

Semester Away Programs

BB&N is proud to offer a voluntary semester-away program for students in Grades 10 and 11.

This robust program offers a unique opportunity for students to live and study away from home while exploring topics they are interested in.

Partner Schools

Listed below are the schools with which BB&N partners. Exceptional academics coupled with experiential learning opportunities are hallmarks of each of these programs, although the focus and location of the schools vary. BB&N works with each school to align academic and extracurricular programs to create smooth transitions between schools.

ProgramGrade/Semester AvailablePROGRAM EMPHASIS
Alzar School
Cascade, Idaho
Grade 10/11: Fall or SpringOutdoor adventure, 6-week cultural exchange in Chile
High Mountain Institute
Leadville, Colorado
Grade 11: Fall or SpringWilderness experiences,
leadership development
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki
Wiscasset, Maine
Grade 11: Fall or SpringCoastal ecology, sustainable living, place-based education
Mountain School
Vershire, Vermont
Grade 11: Fall or SpringLeadership development, working farm
Outdoor Academy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Grade 10: Fall or SpringWilderness experiences, traditional crafts
St. Stephen’s School
Rome, Italy
Grade 11: SpringClassical & Italian culture, art history, travel
The School for Ethics
& Global Leadership

Washington, DC; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom
Grade 11: Fall or SpringEthical thinking, leadership development, politics and international affairs
School Year Abroad
Rennes, France; Viterbo, Italy; Zaragoza, Spain
Grade 11: Fall, Spring, or Full YearLanguage & cultural immersion, experiential learning, homestay
Swiss Semester
Zermatt, Switzerland
Grade 10: FallHumanities & art history, travel, hiking, skiing