A Typical Day

A Typical Day

There is no such thing as a “typical” day in Upper School at German International School Boston. Teachers ensure that each day brings new surprises and challenges, yet it is the students who truly keep things fresh, with their humor and energy.

Below is a sample of what you might experience:

Time Activity
8:15 am Doors open; students are welcomed to the regular school day
8:30 am In English, a friend records you reading your “This I Believe” essay. Emotions run high as your classmates discuss whether or not these should be posted online.
9:15 am In American History, students wrap their heads around the U.S.’s quirky conventional delegate system for nominating presidential candidates. You calculate the statistical  likelihood of each candidate receiving their party’s nomination, discuss a post on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website in small groups, and discuss the difference between how people talk in popular culture about democracy in the U.S. and Germany.
10:00 am You enjoy some downtime to eat a snack and play basketball outside.
10:30 am Today is a double-period in music. You open up Noteflight online to put the finishing touches on the composition you’re writing with one of your friends. Later, the two of you perform the piece to lots of applause and some good suggestions for changes. You’re looking forward to continuing to play, and play with, your piece.
Noon You run with friends over to the grocery store across the street to pick something up for lunch. It’s nice to have a walk in the sunshine.
12:40 pm Science double period
3:00 pm The school day is officially over. You warm up with the acapella group, sing a few pieces, and decide what to perform at the upcoming assembly. Then you all walk to Harvard Square, get ice cream, and hang out together in Harvard Yard for a bit.
5:00 pm At home, you message friends about the history, physics, and French homework due tomorrow.

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