The lessons learned outside the classroom—on the back of a horse, pitching a tent at 8,000 ft, or chasing a more experienced opponent down the athletic pitch—are central to a Thacher education.

Some might call them “extracurriculars,” but to us they’re at the core of the Thacher experience, not at the periphery. It’s where individual growth happens—determination, resilience, self-awareness, confidence, skills—and where collective growth happens, too—teamwork, collaboration, humility, selflessness. We highly encourage students to engage broadly across a variety of disciplines and to try new activities that might be challenging or uncomfortable for them at first. Whether it’s in our Horse, Outdoor, Athletics, Arts, or Off-Campus Study Programs (or all of them at different times), there’s something for every student.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.