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Real Life Connections

          What would a program that emphasizes the whole child be without Real Life Connections (RLC)?  With that in mind, our students have many opportunities to take what they’ve learned out into the greater community.  All of our uniquely curated programs put emphasis on our school's seven anchors and because we feel so strongly about each student getting real-world exposure all of our programs are included in the tuition price. 

ARC of Carroll county ~ West End Adult Day Facility ~ Change, Inc.


Over the years, we have carefully cultivated relationships with ARC of Carroll County; West End Adult Day Facility, and Change, Inc.  Our late elementary and middle school students visit regularly to interact and participate in activities with the clients.  Our students learn to accept and appreciate differences in people and grow comfortable in an environment that is different from that which they are used to.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)


Through Random Acts of Kindness (RAK), all students take turns visiting organizations and individuals to perform meaningful acts of service or contributions of goods.  Examples include delivering “candy bouquets” to local businesses, raking leaves for elderly neighbors, collecting canned goods for Westminster Rescue Mission, and picking up trash at a local park.

Beyond Our Walls

Learning comes to life when we take our learning outside of school!  Whether visiting caverns during studies in geology or viewing great works in an art museum, field trips allow students to see in person that which they are learning.  Our middle school students take two overnight trips a year:  one to outdoor school and another to a major city somewhere in the continental United States.  Past trips have included New York City, San Antonio, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and San Diego, California.


Previous Late Middle RLC Trip Pictures