February 1 – Students in grades K-8 celebrated the end of the first semester with traditional class hikes into the nearby Sespe Wilderness last week. Elementary and Middle School students trekked to and from destinations such as Piedra Blanca, Lookout Laura, Gridley Trail, and more. On the heels a recent rainstorm, students found swimming holes and creeks running in the Los Padres National Forest and enjoyed beautiful sunny weather during a full day of hiking and exploration.
“Class hikes are a great way of preparing for the spring camping trips, especially for the middle school,” said Head of School Gary Gartrell. ” It also builds class identity and continues a school tradition that began generations ago.”