Seventh Grade

Opening days at Community School don’t look like any other. Groups of sixth to twelfth graders pack backpacks and gather tents and gear in preparation for the annual tradition that is Fall Campout ...more

Ask a seventh grader his or her favorite experience on the fall Salmon River trip and you might hear boogie boarding the rapids, camping on soft sand beaches, riding the whitewater, or swimming in the majestic river like salmon smolt ...more

The seventh grade winter trip gives a new meaning to free skiing as students spend three days and two nights in the Sawtooths learning to telemark. This trip marks the beginning of the school’s winter skills curriculum that introduces winter camping, winter backcountry travel, and avalanche safety skills ...more

Living history takes on an entirely fresh meaning when seventh graders travel into Hells Canyon of western Idaho each spring. Each year, students collaboratively write a class novel based on an obscure, local, and historical event set against the backdrop of larger issues. This trip is feet-on-the-ground research. Students hike the paths and visit the locations they will write about ...more