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By the Numbers: Interim Term’s Reach, Connection and Impact

Mar 18, 2015 | Impact, Uncategorized, Upper School News

B_gtArFUYAMatHN Over the course of one week, more than 270 Upper School students broadened their reach, scope, knowledge, relationships, passion and impact during Interim Term.

  • 138 scoops of gelato eaten in Italy and 166,000 steps walked (66 miles)
  • 7 Silicon Valley companies visited in 5 days, including Facebook and IDEO
  • 30 Costa Rican students (K-5) served
  • 8.5 miles biked around China’s Xi’an city wall
  • 35 miles canoed on Florida’s Intercoastal Waterway
  • 4,800 ft elevation hiked at Brasstown Bald, GA
  • 3,000 images photographed 
  • 3 MVPS students spent 5 weeks participating in cultural exchange with MVPS sister school, Europa International in Seville, Spain
  • 5 Internships at Northpoint Community Church

143 TOTAL TRAVELERS
19 to Italy
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18 to China
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25 to Costa Rica
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3 to Spain for 5-week Exchange Program
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21 to San Francisco’s Silicon Valley
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22 to NYC College Tour
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15 to South Carolina’s Mission Trip
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10 to Florida’s Outward Bound Canoe Excursion
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40 TOTAL INTERNSHIPS

  • Spaceworks Enterprises
  • Georgia Tech Department of Biochemistry
  • AT&T
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Winter Construction
  • Mount Vernon Lower School
96 LOCAL EXPERIENCES
        ATLANTA-BASED LEARNING
  • College Bootcamp
  • Who Dunnit, Forensic Science
  • Hiking in North Georgia Mountains
  • Behind the Scenes in an Artist’s studio
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Building an Outdoor Soundlab 
        SERVICE EXPERIENCES
  • Sheltering Arms
  • Mount Vernon Towers
  • Spruill Arts Center
  • Morgan Falls Recycling
  • Books for Africa
  • 7 Bridges
  • Community Assistance Center
Our community is very proud of these Upper School students who canvased the globe, representing MVPS and living out our mission: We are a School of inquiry, innovation and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders.