Freshman Retreat

Each year, the freshman class goes on retreat during the first quarter, joined by faculty, to participate in activities designed to strengthen the bonds of community as they head into high school together. This page will be updated each year as plans for location, and other details, are confirmed.

Below is information on the 2017-2018 Freshman Retreat. Stay tuned for the 2018-2019 details!


We are pleased to announce the readings for this year’s retreat:

1. Poem: “Tuft of Flowers” by Robert Frost. Found in Major American Poets, a text used in 9th-grade poetry class. Please bring this small volume with you on the trip.

2. Short Story:  “To Build a Fire,” by Jack London. Found in Great American Short Stories, a text used in 9th-grade Humane Letters class. Please bring this small volume as well.

We are excited to announce that, starting early in August of 2017, the class of 2021 will have the opportunity to attend a two-night freshman retreat in Prescott, Arizona.


The retreat will be held at a retreat facility called Aspen Creek in Prescott. Students will be bused from school on Wednesday, August 16th and return to school on Friday, August 18th. The cost of the retreat is $120 per student.

We want every student to be able to attend this special experience, thus those families that find themselves in need of financial assistance, scholarships will be made available. Applications for financial assistance are available on request.

The retreat will be run by faculty, parent volunteers and Aspen Creek personnel. All meals will be provided by the camp. Students will experience team building, leadership, outdoor classroom time, a bonfire, hiking and time to get to know their classmates.

For updated information and to register, click here. For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Mr. Travis Qualls.