FRESHMEN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (FIRE)
At Moravian Academy, students dive into deeper learning through independent research-based projects. The FIRE program is a joint effort of the science, history, and English departments to help prepare students for the Comenius Program. In the 2018-19 academic year, the program was divided into three core units: an in-depth study of Haiti, independent research into various genetic diseases and disorders, and a project on sustainability.
The Comenius Program is an honors independent study program designed to allow sophomores, juniors, and seniors to design and carry out a research project, under the mentorship of a faculty member and in collaboration with the Comenius committee. Students have created projects beyond the Moravian Academy curriculum in areas of personal interest. The presentations are the culmination of over 40 hours of work and celebrate the learning the students have achieved.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Offered in the fall, winter, and spring, the primary activities include whitewater canoeing and rafting, hiking trips, and camping. Outings are scheduled with an increasing level of difficulty as the season progresses. The program consists of after-school sessions during the week, weekend day trips and weekend overnight trips.
Beginning with the basic elements of woodworking, students learn the techniques of both power and hand tools under the guidance of the teacher, an internationally renowned wood artist.