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Upper School Curriculum

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Jack Linger Explorer Grants (Summer Opportunity)
Available for current or rising 11th- and 12th-grade students

Current or rising 11th- or 12th-graders who wish to pursue unique, enriching, out-of-the-box learning experiences may apply for financial support in the form of a grant from the Jack Linger Explorers Fund. This fund was established by the Linger family in 2020 in memory of Jack Linger ’20, who rode his bicycle across the United States in search of new perspectives on the major issues facing our country, particularly climate change and the environment. He sought to cross literal and figurative divides as he listened to his fellow citizens. His goal was to develop informed opinions as he prepared to cast his first vote.

Explorer Grants are intended to support a spirit of physical and/or intellectual adventure and the expansion of personal horizons. Grants may be used to cover tuition, materials, travel expenses, professional expertise or any other costs associated with a given learning experience. The grant may support a summer project, an independent study or a Pathway Scholars project during the school year.

To apply, interested students should contact the Independent Study Coordinator and the Upper School Director. A committee of Upper School faculty and staff appointed by the Head of School reviews proposals and awards grants.

Grant recipients will be selected based on the merit of the proposed project and its potential impact on the student and the world.

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12