As part of their 7th grade experience, students attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute Outdoor Science School for a three day science experience.
The following is taken from the CIMI website:
“Individual exploration and discovery are at the heart of CIMI’s educational philosophy. In addition to its academic value, another major benefit of attending CIMI is the Camp Experience. While camp is fun, exciting and educational, it also teaches children practical life skills. By working in small teams to accomplish goals, they learn to get along with others in a group living situation and forge stronger friendships. The very nature of the experience encourages personal responsibility, initiative and independence. Camp is an opportunity to develop character.”
The seventh grade teacher , along with several parent chaperones, accompany the students to camp. The teacher chooses activities that coordinate with the science curriculum at St. James.