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The Outdoors

Outdoor education and physical well-being are important components of the Sussex School experience. Students spend time in the outdoors participating in physical education classes and our robust outdoor education programs.


In February, downhill ski lessons are offered at Montana Snowbowl, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are offered, and students have access to our on-campus ice rink, where many skate and play pick-up hockey before school and at lunch. Throughout the year, students also participate in swim and water safety lessons, regularly visit outdoor nature spots, and take extended field trips to national parks and scenic areas, which include Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Tetons.


Upper school students are challenged by our Adventure Program, where students receive formal instruction and experience in mountain biking, kayaking, and rock climbing.


Love of the outdoors is fostered at Sussex School, and our outdoor experiences are a means to further support an appreciation of the natural world, community building, active citizenry, and personal courage.

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