The mission of Interim Quest is to enhance and enrich the experience of Saint Stephen’s Upper School students by promoting learning and growth beyond the classroom. The Upper School Interim Quest curriculum seeks to provide an immersive and interactive environment which values curiosity, creativity, independence, ethical decision-making, an appreciation of the environment, and cultural awareness.
Interim Quest is a one-week program at the end of the second semester. Students have the opportunity to sign up for one intensive, full-day course or up to three focused, two-hour courses, exploring areas of interest and curiosity.
The IQ program is an essential part of the Saint Stephen’s Upper School experience. In order to graduate from Saint Stephen’s, a student must complete the Interim Quest curriculum for each year that he/she is a student at the school and receive a passing grade in the courses taken. In order to maximize the breadth of a student’s experience during their four years in the Upper School, a student must complete courses in several of the five different categories of courses: