In the Middle and Upper Schools, regular classes are set aside for a week in the spring to dive into our Interdisciplinary Institute. During this special scheduled program, students work with a team of faculty from different subjects to explore topics at the intersection of disciplines.
For example, our physics, math and music teachers will jointly lead students through a study of waves. They will consider how sound waves are formed, how those waves are mathematically represented and how they come together to create music. Students interested in the intersection of literature and science will study Shakespeare's plays alongside chemistry, to understand the science behind the stories’ potions and poisons.
Students will also have the opportunity to authentically apply their lessons in the real-world. In partnership with the surrounding community, including area universities, businesses and other community organizations who support Baldwin’s faculty and programs, our girls will work on projects with outside experts who come to campus and find ways to apply what they’re studying to the world beyond Baldwin’s gates.
Driven by students’ passions, each of these seminars will culminate in different ways, from papers to art exhibits to plays to published writing.
For a full listing of courses and their descriptions, click here