From February 19-22, Norwood's seventh and eighth graders, and their teachers, took a break from the normal academic schedule to immerse themselves in an exciting variety of unique on- and off-campus learning experiences.
While it may be just one short week out of the year, Intersession is a powerful way to enhance relationships with teachers, deepen friendships with peers, and expand the joyful learning that is central to Norwood’s mission and educational philosophy. From observing open-heart surgery to learning about the intricacies of cake decorating (and many things in between), the Intersession program features a diverse and exciting line-up of experiential learning opportunities, both on- and off-campus, designed to open minds and hearts to possibilities. Year after year, students cite Intersession as one of the highlights of the Norwood middle school experience.

Click here to see photos from Intersession 2019.

Teacher for a Day
National Gallery of Art - African American Artists Gallery and Library Tour
Medical Mysteries (a day with a doctor at Walter Reed Medical Center)
Cooking for Others
Agent or Spy (FBI Headquarters)
Paper Quilling
Animals and Animals in Art
Music Division of the Library of Congress
Studio Ghibli Festival
Games of Chance
Women in Arts
Sewing and Skating 
Board Games
Old School Cake Decorating
Norwood Picture Book
National Institutes of Health
Natural History Museum Scavenger Hunt
Asian Art and Food
Learning about the Heart
Glenstone Museum
Travel in Space (National Air and Space Museum)
Chinese Food and Culter
The History and Cultural Impact of The Simpsons
Watercolor Techniques
Parkour (Urban Evolution)
Exploration of Old Town Alexandria
History Observed and History Preserved
Coding #Fun
DIY Bulletin Boards
Latine American Day
Phone Photography 101
Heart Surgery Observation at Fairfax Invoa Hospital
Behind the Scenes at NPR
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.