Campus and Community

The Chesapeake Watershed Semester will begin as a pilot program and operate as a school within a school.  The students and faculty participating will have a unique schedule and utilize alternative meeting spaces and classrooms on campus.  Each Semester’s cohort will forge a cohesive identity during the extended Expeditions that will continue while in residence at Gunston.


As a non-residential day program, the Chesapeake Watershed Semester students will follow a unique rotation of extended classes and block scheduling, providing opportunities for extended lab periods, research and discussion.  

Physical Fitness

Physical activity is essential for health and well being.  Students participating in the Semester will spend part of each day engaging in a diversity of physical activity.