Credo offers adventure.
Spending time outside of the classroom—in nature, in our local community, in other communities regionally and worldwide—builds capacities and interests beyond academic success.
Each year, in mid-September, following the first Morning Lesson Block, all Credo students spend a week adventuring in nature. Students on each trip are led by their class guides and sometimes other professionals with a particular expertise. Other adults serve as chaperones on the trips, with a minimum eight-to-one student-to-adult ratio. Parents are asked to make a voluntary financial contribution toward the cost of these trips, which range from $150-$300 per student.
Ninth graders (Earth) enjoy a four-day, three-night backpacking trip in Northern California.
Tenth graders (Water) spend a week kayaking or canoeing following their Ocean Ecology block and in preparation for studying The Odyssey.
Eleventh graders (Air) spend a week at an observatory in preparation for their Astronomy block, and also enjoy a high ropes course and zip-line canopy tour.
Twelfth graders (Fire) go on a solo quest in the care of experienced professional guides, safely spending up to 24 hours alone in nature.