Ninth grade students will leave campus on buses at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, for their ninth grade retreat in the Poconos. They will return to campus no later than 4 p.m. Friday, September 18. One of the most effective and successful ways AIS eases the transition into the Upper School is our annual 9th grade overnight retreat. Student leaders, the 9th grade Class Dean, Brian Baillie, Director of the Upper School, Joanne Hoffman, 9th grade advisors, and Jenn Fiorini, our Dean of Students, will accompany the students on this awesome trip. Through creative discussions, games, and team-building activities, students learn about one another, extracurricular activities, our extensive support system, and daily life in the Upper School. They also just have lots of good fun together! Please read the attached All About 9th Grade Retreat 2015 to find out more.