January Interim

Each year, during the first week following winter break, the upper school participates in January Interim Week.

The mission of the week is to provide academic enrichment; introduce students to areas of study not encompassed within the regular curriculum; give students an opportunity to explore individual interests through independent study; and provide time for community service work.

Students have many academic and experiential options during the January Interim Week:

  • A variety of classes led by PHS faculty, guest instructors and students are offered both on and off campus.
  • Students can complete an academic independent study or a community service independent study.
  • Students can travel with a school-sponsored trip.

Important Enrollment Information

Students must take classes all three periods and at least one class must be an academic class. The catalog of courses and descriptions is accessible electronically. Students enroll by grade level through an online form. 

Girl with puppy

Students on a class trip

Students cooking outdoors