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Experiential Education and Mini Term

CDS’s Mini-Term is a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity for students (and teachers!) in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade to engage in passion-driven learning and instruction. Offered each spring over two days, the mixed-age courses are conceptualized, designed, prepared, and taught by CDS teachers and guest experts. Courses take place both on and off campus and are specifically structured to encourage meaningful connections between what the students are learning and how it is relevant to the world in which they live.

Here are some recent Mini-Term course offerings:

  • East Meets West
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cooking with Chemistry
  • Photographing St. Louis
  • Yoga, Movement, and Meditation
  • Gone Fishing
  • 3D Printing and Design
  • Zoo Adventures: Behind the Scenes
  • Tree Climbing
  • Art, Glass, and Dale Chihuly
  • Breakout St. Louis