Enrichment & Summer Programs


If you’re looking to learn all kinds of clever problem-solving strategies and improve your competence with mathematics across the board, you’d be hard pressed to outdo the Mathcounts program.  Mathcounts has been a staple extracurricular activity at the Sussex School since Bente Winston brought it onboard over 30 years ago.  During her tenure, Sussex School garnered a reputation for mathematical prowess, and that tradition carries on in the present day.

Outdoor Programming

The Sussex Outdoor and Adventure Program offers students a variety of ways to challenge themselves mentally and physically while spending time in the wild spaces around Missoula. Sussex students have the opportunity to learn how to rock climb inside and outside, backcountry ski, paddle, trail run, and mountain bike. Students are able to build foundational skills in these outdoor pursuits that will allow them to become independent outside. 

Drama Productions

Every other year, interested Sussex students in grades five through eight prepare and perform a drama or musical production as part of supplemental enrichment. 


Past productions have included “Seussical, Jr.,” “Fame,” and “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

Band & Music Ensembles

The Sussex after school music ensembles were created to offer a variety of music learning opportunities for students. These include but are not limited to performance ensembles that culminate in the Advanced Performance Ensemble that performs a minimum of four times per year at different locations around Missoula. We also offer an introduction to digital music production and songwriting workshops as well as other ensemble offerings that you can see by clicking the link below.

Battle of the Books

Take your reading to the next level with this fun competition. This enrichment program occurs both after school and during the school day (lunches, etc) and is a great way to team up with other students and compete in the literacy realm. Cost is $50 per student, and teams are coached by volunteer parents. MTBoB's mission is to recognize and challenge students who enjoy reading, to encourage and motivate reluctant readers, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension and fluency, to promote academic excellence, and to foster cooperative learning and teamwork among students. 

Summer Programs

Click here for a list of summer programs. 

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