Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

March Experiential Learning Program

MELP is Rectory's signature program that takes place the first week of the spring term. Students eagerly anticipate MELP throughout the year for exploring a topic in depth through hands-on experiences, sometimes off campus and out of town. The program encourages alternative learning styles, creativity, and problem solving.

Students on MELP's Fantasy of Flight “It was a great opportunity to explore and learn about space and what the future may hold."

2019 MELP Offerings

  • Animation, Imagination, and Innovation: FL
  • Around the World in Five Days
  • Atlanta: Empire City of the South
  • Cape Escape
  • Charter Philly
  • Discover America's Music City
  • How it's Made: The Grand Tour
  • Inside New England Sports
  • Lights, Camera, Action: Hollywood CA
  • Natural New England
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Salt River Rafting: Arizona
  • Surf & Turf: Exploring Anaheim, CA
  • The Charm of Charleston
  • Unlocking the Everglades: Key Largo
  • Washington DC - Our Nation's Treasures
  • Water, Water, Everywhere!

One of Rectory’s most innovative programs is MELP, which stands for March Experiential Learning Program.

Around the World in Five Days

Cape Escape