What is the day?
Main Lesson is a period of intensive intellectual exploration that begins the day. It’s a deep dive—nearly two hours each morning—into a specific subject like botany, calculus, or poetics. Next are classes on a more traditional track that continue all year: mathematics, world languages, and humanities. The afternoon is dedicated to the arts, movement, physical education, study hall, and more academic exploration.
What is the difference?
Visit a classroom and you’ll see students strive for more than just the right answer— students who create beautiful, impeccable work and try their hands at everything. Here everyone practices the arts, plays music, and experiences the natural world through field studies and outdoor exploration. You'll also meet our extraordinary teachers, experts in their fields who are dedicated to knowing each student.