Joy is something special. It's too lively to be confused with simple contentment. With roots deeper than your current circumstances, it's more than happiness. Joy is finding something that makes your heart sing.
So much of our life experience is determined by the people around us. Exploring Mars would be drudgery with the wrong people; but a routine trip to the store for a loaf of bread is a joy with your best friend. Seeking a summer of joy rather than drudgery? Experimentory teachers are Deerfield Academy teachers –- people we know exemplify our goals of maximizing creativity and character –- people...
Personification belongs in any creative communicator's tool kit. It's a good thought excercise: how can you strip an abstract concept or complicated reality down to its essence and then transfer that essence into a character? If you then drop those characters into stories, the result can be a load of fun -- and also give insights into life. We learn about strength from Aesop's lions, evil from...
Imagine: it's a hot, sticky day in late July. You've just finished a hike and you stop by a local ice cream stand on your way home. Stepping up to the window, you are amazed: they carry every flavor you can imagine -- and many you can't: Noni, Anise, Snozzberry Crunch (what's a snozzberry?). What do you choose? You wish you could try them all first before you decide. Maybe you should just go...
The short answer to this question is: visit our Application page! Our Application went up this week -- let the season begin!
But we can offer a little more advice than that. Here are five tips we like to share when people ask about our application.
Five Tips When Applying to the Experimentory:
Take your time.
The first thing you’ll do when applying is create an account in our system....
In the spirit of trying new things, it is time for some exciting announcements about our 2018 program: We have new flexibility, new courses, and new options for local students.
When: Establishing Shot
2018 will be the first year where students will have several options regarding the when of their Experimentory experience.
Imagine this: you are going to climb Everest. You have prepared physically for the last year. You traveled all the way to the Himalayas. You are wearing top-of-the-line gear with all the necessary provisions. Ready to go, you turn to your guide… and you see him typing, “top of the world” into his smart phone. He squints at the changing screen, spinning on his heels left and then right....
A few years ago we revised our application. The original had fairly standard essay questions of the Why-do-you-want-to-come variety. Our new questions? Tell us a story about what’s happening in this picture, said one. Sell us a food you absolutely hate, said another. Students chose two out of five to answer in whatever medium and fashion they liked.
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