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During the month of January, GWA upper school students had opportunities to gain real-world experience or study non-traditional topics during a three-week intensive winter term titled "Dawg Days."

During this time, students took a departure from their regular courses and curriculum and had the choice to participate in one of the following options for a three-week period:



Internships give students the opportunity to explore potential college majors and career pursuits by participating in a wide variety of internships at businesses, law offices, courts, medical practices, hospitals and even the Centers for Disease Control. 





Students who have completed our Global Health course in the fall traveled to Belize to work alongside Duke University and Johns Hopkins University medical fellows in rural Belize, offering basic medical care to the local population. Contact: Holly Atkinson,



High school history students will go on a tour of historical sites surrounding our nation’s founding through the American Civil War. Highlights include Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Appomattox, UVA, and much more!  Contact: Katherine Meeks,


Partner School Exchange

GWA students will travel to our partner school in Metz, France and Barcelona, Spain for a four-week exchange.


Mini  Courses 

Click on link below to access catalog. 


Matt Reynolds

Dean of Students
Winter Term Principal