Interim Term

Over the course of one thoughtfully designed week, students in grades 6 – 12 explore with the purpose of better understanding different people, languages, customs, and perspectives, while developing the skills to navigate an ever-changing world. 

Launched in 2010, Interim Term is a foundational program offering Upper and Middle School students a variety of global and domestic opportunities to explore passions, integrate disciplines, develop cultural and historical perspectives, expand empathy muscles, and serve the public good. 



Middle School Interim experiences transcend traditional notions of education, offering students a journey of discovery, growth, and transformation. Rooted in the School’s mission to prepare future leaders, these experiences not only foster academic excellence but also cultivate essential skills and attributes such as resilience, empathy, and curiosity. As students navigate through challenges, forge connections, and explore the world around them, they emerge not just as scholars but as empowered individuals ready to make a meaningful impact on the world.


CORE (Collection of Relational Experiences) is designed to allow students to explore Atlanta with the purpose of gaining exposure, experience, education, and empathy for the city they live in. Students partner with faculty and staff to create day-long outings throughout Interim Term that delve into Arts & Entertainment, Atlanta Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Food & Culture, STEM, and Service. 

Stories from Interim

Upper School Interim 2024 Recap

6 Continents visited 13 Countries visited 4 States visited 310 Student travelers 50 Faculty chaperones 61 Internships 90 CORE students Interim is a unique experience that propels our students into a world of learning beyond the traditional classroom walls. The... Read More

Middle School Interim Experience – 2024

At Mount Vernon, learning isn’t confined to the walls of a classroom; it’s a journey that spans cities, cultures, and experiences. Rooted in our mission to prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders, the Middle... Read More

Three Unique 2023 Interim Internships

During Interim week 2023, students in the Upper School are participating in a variety of intentionally curated learning experiences. Some students have gone on global expeditions, some are exploring Atlanta’s famous landmarks and participating in activities with CORE (Collection of... Read More