From February 18-21, 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 2020.

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)
Chinese Food and Culture
The World of Espionage (FBI Headquarters)
Come to the Rescue (Montgomery County Fire, Rescue, and Police Training Academy)
Paper Quilling
Animals and Animals in Art (National Zoo)
Baking Breads and Pastries
Cross-Stitching and Movies
Music Division of the Library of Congress
Becoming Jane (National Geographic Society Exhibit about jane Goodall)
Games of Chance
Pet Care (Visit with Veterinarian)
Pipe Organ Tour of DC
National Museum of Women in Arts
Sewing and Skating 
Old School Cake Decorating
Norwood Picture Book
Natural History Museum Scavenger Hunt
Paper Creations
Glenstone Museum
Parkour (Urban Evolution)
Exploration of Old Town Alexandria (Black History Museum and Robinson Reading Room)
Movie Musicals
DIY Bulletin Boards
Improv Workshop
Ford's Theatre ("Silent Sky")
Board Game Mania
Sewing and Skating
Art and Mindfulness
Heart Surgery Observation at Fairfax Inova Hospital
Behind the Scenes at NPR

Click here to see the Intersession 2020 Catalogue with full descriptions of each course.

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.