Outdoor education is an integral part of child development at St. Anne’s. Starting in first grade, students regularly visit our foothills campus and engage in team building and environmental education. Our program provides an opportunity for students to engage in activities that promote cooperation, problem solving, and community building. The third grade hikes Chief Mountain and explores the ecology of mountain life zones, while learning the skill of self-care in the outdoors. Fourth and fifth grades learn to kayak, canoe, and climb at Bear Creek Lake.
The middle school program aims to promote community, self-efficacy, and leadership. All grades participate in middle school hike day. The sixth grade studies ecology at our foothills campus, St. Anne’s in the Hills. Seventh Grade explores the Great Sand Dunes and rafts the Arkansas River. A high ropes course is the final activity where eighth graders push themselves to take chances in a safe environment.
Throughout their years at St. Anne’s, all children have the opportunity to learn environmental stewardship and connect with nature.