Middle Division

Fall 2022 Start Dates at a Glance

Welcome Celebration & Orientation

Tuesday, August 23, Carmel Campus
10:00–11:30 a.m. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.

Lower Division First Day of Classes
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 24

Middle Division First Day of Classes
Classes begin at 8:20 a.m.
Wednesday, August 24

Science Camp Information

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A Message from the Dean

Anthony Schipper
Dean of the Middle Division

Welcome to the new school year! Last spring, our faculty and staff worked tirelessly to provide exceptional curricular and co-curricular activities for our students and their families. Along the way, we learned valuable lessons that will help us this fall as we continue to provide our students with an educational experience that is meaningful, nourishing, relevant, and learner-centered. In my role as dean of the middle division, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome your children back to campus and help Stevenson move forward.

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Science Camps

Grade 5

Wednesday, September 21–Friday, September 23
Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur

Departure: 8:20 a.m., September 21
Return: Approximately 2:30 p.m., September 23


Trip Information

Science camp is fast approaching, and I would like to update you with information that may be helpful. During orientation, you will receive a science camp packet with an equipment list, food information, and this letter printed on white paper. In addition, you will receive forms printed on colored paper. These forms include a waiver that needs to be filled in and signed and medical information that needs to be completed. Please have your child return these completed forms promptly to their advisor. Extra copies of this information are available from the administrative office.

Students will be camping at Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur. The program is run by Naturalists at Large and includes forest and stream ecology, team-building activities, and outdoor education. Students will sleep in tents with one other person. We try to match them with a friend of their choice. Trail groups for hiking and activities are paired with a naturalist and a faculty member. Students are supervised at all times. They will bring their gear to school on Monday, September 19, to be checked by faculty, and can bring missing items in on Tuesday, September 20. Their equipment will remain at school for our Wednesday departure. The faculty will arrange trip-related activities on Monday and Tuesday before camp. Please pack a lunch for them on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with water, a hat, and sunblock, as they will be outdoors.

Departure and arrival times

Please bring your child to school by 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21. Students return to school on Friday, September 23, at approximately 2:30 p.m. They will be tired from their camping experience, so we ask that you pick them up promptly.

Testing and masking

We will administer a rapid test to each student on Tuesday, September 20, the day before leaving camp, to ensure that students are COVID negative. Any student testing positive will be unable to attend science camp. In addition, students will need masks for the bus ride to and from Big Sur.

Medication

If your student requires medication at camp, bring it to the administrative office between Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 14. Please have all medications labeled with the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and time to be taken.

Grade 6

Tuesday, September 20–Friday, September 23
Pinnacles National Park

Departure: 8:20 a.m., September 20
Return: Approximately 3:00 p.m., September 23


Trip information

Our trip to the Pinnacles is rapidly approaching, and I would like to update you with information that may be helpful. During orientation, you will receive a science camp packet with an equipment list, food information, and this letter printed on white paper. In addition, you will receive forms printed on colored paper. These forms include a waiver that needs to be filled in and signed and medical information that needs to be completed. Please have your child return these completed forms promptly to their advisor. Extra copies of this information are available from the administrative office.

Students will engage in a program run by Naturalists at Large that involves team-building activities, rock climbing, hiking, and learning about volcanism and chaparral ecology. Students
sleep in tents with one other person. We try to match them with a friend of their choice. A naturalist and a faculty member supervise trail groups for hiking and activities. Students are supervised at all times. Please have your child bring their gear to school on Monday, September 19, to be checked by the faculty. Their equipment will remain at school for our Tuesday departure. The faculty will arrange trip-related activities on the Monday before the trip, including a hike. Please pack a lunch for them on Monday and Tuesday, along with water, a hat, and sunblock, as they will be outdoors.

Departure and arrival times

Bring your child to school by 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20. Students return to school on Friday, September 23, at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Testing and masks

We will administer a rapid test to each student on Monday, September 19, to ensure that students are COVID negative. Any student testing positive will be unable to attend science camp. In addition, students will need masks for the bus ride to and from the Pinnacles.

Medication

If your student requires medication at camp, bring it to the office between Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 14. Please have all medications labeled with the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and time to be taken.

Grade 7

Monday, September 19–Friday, September 23
Yosemite National Park

Departure: 7:00 a.m., September 19
Return: 
Approximately 5:30–6:30 p.m., September 23


Trip Information

The upcoming trip to Yosemite is rapidly approaching. During orientation, you will receive a science camp packet with an equipment list, food information, and this letter printed on white paper. In addition, you will receive forms printed on colored paper. These forms include a waiver that needs to be filled in and signed and medical information that needs to be completed. Please have your child return these completed forms promptly to their advisor. Extra copies of this information are available from the administrative office.

The Yosemite program includes team-building activities, hiking, and learning about forest ecosystems and glaciation. Students will sleep in tents with one other person, and we will try to match them with friends. Trail groups are paired with a naturalist and faculty member. Students are supervised at all times.

Camp dates and departure times
The students will leave Yosemite from the Pebble Beach campus on Monday, September 19. Please arrive by 7:00 a.m. Were return to the Pebble Beach campus on Friday, September 23, at approximately 5:30-6:30 p.m. and will send out a broadcast message that day to give a more accurate arrival time. Please pack a lunch, water, and a snack for Monday and provide your child with money for food on the return journey.

Testing and masks

We will administer a rapid test to each student on Friday, September 16, before our Monday departure. Any student testing positive will be unable to attend science camp. In addition, students will need masks for the bus ride to and from Yosemite.

Medication

If your student requires medication at camp, bring it to the office between Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 14. Please have all medications labeled with the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and time to be taken.

Grade 8

Monday, September 19–Friday, September 23
Catalina Island

Departure: 7:15 a.m., September 19
Return: Approximately 6:30–7:30 p.m., September 23


Trip Information

The upcoming trip to Emerald Bay on Catalina Island is rapidly approaching. The students will stay in tent cabins close to the camp facilities and beach. The program includes a range of outdoor experiences, including snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, team-building activities, and access to a marine lab. During orientation, you will receive a science camp packet with an equipment list, food information, and this letter printed on white paper. In addition, you will receive forms printed on colored paper. These forms include a waiver that needs to be filled in and signed and medical information that needs to be completed. Please have your child return these completed forms promptly to their advisor. Extra copies of this information are available from the administrative office.

Camp dates and departure times

The students will depart for Catalina Island from the Pebble Beach Campus on Monday, September 19. Please arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. They will need money for lunch on the way to Catalina and food on our return. We return to the Pebble Beach Campus on Friday, September 23, between 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will send a broadcast message that day to give a more accurate arrival time.

Testing and masks

We will administer a rapid test to each student on Friday, September 16, before our Monday departure. Any student testing positive will be unable to attend science camp. In addition, students will need masks for the bus ride to and from Catalina.

Medication

If your student requires medication at camp, bring it to the office between Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14. Please have all medications labeled with the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and time to be taken.