It has been a long-standing tradition for the "seniors" of the Lower School (the 5th graders) to go on an overnight trip as their capstone experience in Lower School. Students embark on a 3-day, 2-night adventure at T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels, TX. The purpose of this trip is to offer students a learning experience in a different environment, one that serves to promote respect for nature, cooperation, perseverance, teamwork, and help students sharpen their problem-solving skills. A highlight of the trip is a class float down the gem of the Texas Hill Country, the Guadalupe River. For some, this first extended time sleeping away from home marks a right of passage as they begin the transition to Middle School in the fall.