Each year the Middle School students enjoy a fall biking trip to Princeton. The students start at the D&R Canal towpath in Rocky Hill and ride to Palmer Square to enjoy a walk around Princeton and lunch at one of the many eateries.
The students are responsible for ensuring that their bicycles, helmets, and locks arrive at the school a day early to be thoroughly checked by the 7th and 8th graders. On the day of the ride, they load the bikes into the back of the truck, and unload them again when we arrive at the base of the trail.
Confidence, independence, accountability, negotiating group dynamics, adhering to a budget, time management, physical fitness, map skills, bicycle awareness, and safety…all a continuation of the Montessori Practical Life curriculum. Everyone had a great time and it was a wonderful way to build community.