It is CCLCS' mission to foster intellectual development by providing challenging interactive learning experiences, engaging students in the process of discovery, giving them every chance to get their hands dirty and their feet wet. Science classes collect water samples in kayaks for microscopic evaluation back in the classroom, studying the effect of the micro-organisms on our local waterways. Math classes create architectural models; Literature students, reading Our Town, also produce the play, set, costumes and all.
Most units of the curriculum are based around a project that combines theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, much as in real life. The Imperial Scrapbook Project, for instance, asks them to write a journal from a Roman emperor's point of view, illustrated by a timeline, map, and other images, drawings or models, to replicate a historian's use of primary and secondary sources. Seminars - elective courses - further extend the range of opportunity: about sixty different seminars are offered each year. Just a few examples from last year: one group of students built a windmill while another formed a garage band, a third studied winter animal tracking, and as usual, our Mock Trial team won first place in Bristol County!