On the last day of her exchange visit to Rothesay, New Brunswick from India, having just completed a one-week trek along the Dobson trail with her Grade 9
classmates, "Karima stood up in chapel to say goodbye and said she never believed that she could carry that heavy pack and do all those kilometres," says Rothesay Netherwood
head of school Paul Kitchen. "She said she'll never be the same." With a 200-acre campus that includes a large wooded area, the school's partnership with Outward Bound Canada offers students unmatched outdoor education programming. In Grades 6 to 9, there is a one-week scheduled project during the year. Grades 10 to 12 have 25 small trips a year that often include weekends away from campus. Students learn about the environment and teamwork.
"Confidence is built up when kids do things they didn't really think they could. It's the responsibility of the school to give the kids opportunities to grow."