Head of Marin Horizon School Luis Ottley is excited to announce that nine culturally adventurous eighth graders will participate in the school's inaugural exchange trip to Panama this coming June. There are few middle schools in the country that offer this kind of opportunity for their students.
At Marin Horizon School, we believe that exchange programs have life-changing potential. To further our commitment to building personal growth and advance the school's mission, we have designed the Marin Horizon Global Studies Program, a unique academic, cultural and language immersion program.
Led by Marin Horizon faculty, including Head of School Luis Ottley, who is originally from Panama, as well as Spanish Teacher Carla Wilkins and Science Teacher Maureen Poxon, students will experience firsthand the distinct and exciting culture of Panama. The trip includes study, community service, home-stays, and sightseeing. We are thrilled to be able to launch the program with this particular group of students, all of whom have demonstrated in a variety of ways the maturity and leadership skills that will set the standard for future Marin Horizon exchange trips. Congratulations to all of them!
Last October, Marin Horizon School hosted six eighth grade students from the Colegio Episcopal de Panamá, a small bilingual college preparatory school founded in 1960, whose student body is comprised of 21 nationalities. They stayed with their MHS host families and participated in many Marin Horizon Middle School classes and community activities. Our students are excited to be able to reconnect with them in Panama.
It is our hope that the Global Studies Program inspires students to become increasingly active, informed and responsible members of the international community.