Learning at The MEG School is not organized around school subjects. Instead, we structure student time around core learning experiences and types of instruction. Each student schedule will include:

  • Direct instruction (STEM and HUM): This time is dedicated to teacher-led instruction in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the Humanities. Instruction methods vary – a lesson might include a lecture, a class discussion, or guided problem-solving. Students focus deeply on learning new material, taking notes, and working together in a classroom with the other students in their track.
  • Academic Support period: During this time, students work independently on assignments. Student goal-setting and time management is supervised closely by learning support staff, who make sure that students are building healthy work habits and getting the help they need. All teachers are available at this time, working with students one-on-one or in groups to help reinforce skills and answer questions. The learning support team helps direct teachers where they are most needed to guide student success.
  • Mindfulness and Mentorship workshop (M&M): In these short periods, student advisors check in with students, lead mindfulness practice (such as meditation), and allow peer mentors to meet. Students will learn the power of mindfulness habits by practicing consistently over time and thus, begin to strengthen their identity as a developing, lifelong learner.
  • Academic Elective hours: For five hours a week, students sign up for academic electives supervised by their teachers, which give them a chance to pursue their passions in depth! Students meet to watch and analyze classic films, learn how to play a new sport, study a programming language, or participate in a camping trip. Students must plan out their time each week with their academic advisor, and they need not necessarily do 1 hour/day: For example, students in the Outdoors and Recreation track might go on a geology hike on the weekend that covers all their elective hours for the week.
  • Foreign language classes: Students take classes in the foreign language of their choice.
  • Experiential Learning days: Each week, all students participate in an experiential learning day—fieldwork, learning excursions, laboratory work, project-based learning, or all-school activities—that are organized by teachers as essential parts of the curriculum development.