Welcome back, CJ!

On September 5, 2019, Intrepid Academy at Hale launched its fall semester with Boston Day and Evening Academy’s BDEA 2.0 program. Since then, we’ve partnered with two additional schools and adapted our program to continue working through the COVID pandemic.

CJ Milton, pictured here enjoying s’mores on the first day of school, was part of that initial BDEA group of intrepid individuals eager for a chance to reimagine education.

We’re excited to share that CJ is returning to Hale this spring to intern with our Advancement team. One of CJ’s projects will involve highlighting Intrepid happenings past, present, and future, and we’re excited to have CJ help us tell the IAH story—from the perspectives of a student, alum, and now, intern—on this blog.


Nature and Community

When students venture into nature, the value of learning outside the classroom becomes evident. IAH students go beyond field trips, though, and have opportunities to experience and connect with the natural environment every day. The connections they make—with the forest, with each other—are meaningful and lasting. Once a student establishes a meaningful relationship with a place, it becomes part of their world. It becomes part of who they are. Check out Cassie’s story—after all, she’s the one who wrote an essay about this!

Backed by Research

As part of the IAH curriculum, students read excerpts from a variety of books that highlight health habits that are important for humans to thrive. Beyond the Movement Lab where they practice fitness activities, there is a lot of research into a variety of topics.  In the video below, Andrez shares a bit about his topic: insomnia. As he notes and shares with his peers, getting an appropriate amount of sleep is incredibly important to stay healthy.