May Term

The May Term is a program dedicated to intensive experiential learning, global citizenship, and innovative academics.

After several years of research and review by faculty, department chairs, the Dean of Faculty, the Head of School, and the Academic Affairs Committee, May Term will launch in May of 2020! The program is rooted in our mission and will provide a student-centered, cross-curricular intensive experience that will be led by our Upper School faculty.  Katie Hawbaker has been named the May Term Coordinator. May Term is for students in grades 9-11.

The following 11 courses will be offered for the inaugural May Term: Appalachian Issues, Chicago Chinatown, En Plein Air, Ethics of Food, Film Studies, Ghostbusters (Haunted KY), Impact of KY’s Thoroughbred Industry, Metal Arts, Philosophy & Zoology, Photo Louisville A-Z, and Urban Immersion. 

May Term will take place after the Upper School has completed their final exams: May 19 – May 26. Classes meet as normal from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with some courses providing a day or overnight trip to another city. Those opportunities will be included in the information given to students when signing up.

Courses will use Collegiate as “homebase.” However, many of the classes will involve field trips off-campus to gain a true experience. For example, when learning about the horse industry, students will visit a farm, see stables, and visit Churchill Downs. Some courses will go off campus for an extended period, requiring an overnight outside of Louisville.

Students will not be expected to pay for any part of the course.  

For more information please contact Katie Hawbaker, May Term Coordinator, at