In a new video, recent Grade 9 graduates Kealan Biebesheimer '18 and Lucy Adams '18 talk about their experiences in Shore's transformative ninth grade program.
Grade 9 is a year of discovery, achievement, and personal growth at Shore. Ninth graders are the seniors on campus, and thrive as student leaders, musical lead actors, literary magazine editors, sports team captains, and role models and mentors to the younger students on campus.
Off campus, ninth grade students relish travel and service experiences which remain touchstones for graduates long after they depart. In the fall, they embark on a weeklong trip from the culturally and historically rich city of Memphis, Tennessee, to the remote village of Glendora, Mississippi, where the students assist with projects to benefit underserved local residents. In the spring, ninth graders journey to Costa Rica on a challenging itinerary that includes exploring the geology and wildlife surrounding the volcano Rincón de la Vieja, as well as studying threatened sea turtles and partnering in service with local residents in the tiny village of Ostional, on the Pacific coast.