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Interim Term

Interim Term, held for two weeks at the beginning of each January, provides underclassmen at EHS a unique opportunity to add depth and value to their high school experience through the inquiry of diverse topics unavailable during the regular curriculum. These courses encourage students to explore personal interests or dive into new areas of study.

In addition to these courses, the Interim Term Grade Level Learning (GLL) classes educate students in areas that will lead them to greater success in high school and beyond. Freshmen take courses such as Communication and Online Etiquette; sophomores focus on the Choices program with courses on Stress Management and Decision Making; and juniors enjoy in-depth presentations from College Counseling on Essay Writing and Test Taking Strategies.

Each day during Interim Term, the students participate in Community Time, where they break off into advisory groups each day for team-building exercises and a little fun competition.

Each year, besides the abundant offerings on campus, we also offer travel experiences.

IT 2020 Courses & Registration Coming Soon


Reserve Space Now for 2020 Interim Term Trips

We are excited to offer educational trips both in the U.S. and abroad during Interim Term 2020. The excursions are open to EHS students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Each interim trip option is briefly described below, including the cost, dates, and important information for registration. If you have questions about a specific trip, please contact the trip leader.

Trips fill up fast, sign up today with info below. Registration is on a first come first served basis with priority given to sophomores and juniors.


CHINA 2020

Students will visit multiple cities to learn and experience the rich history and culture of ancient and modern China. This experience will begin in Beijing where students will visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall of China as well as other sites. During a visit to the modern port city of Tianjin, students will see the home of the Last Emperor of China and the Zhou Enlai Memorial. Students will take a high-speed train to visit the Terracotta Warriors and artifacts from the Han and Tang Dynasties in Xian and learn how to make dumplings and stretch noodles. In Guilin, ride a bamboo raft down the Li river! Additional excursions include, but are not limited to, tobogganing down the Great Wall, learning how to cut jade and grade pearls, learning Tai-chi, taking part in a tea ceremony, and visiting the Pandas at the Beijing Zoo!

Dates: January 3-14, 2020 (flight to Beijing leaves at 12:05 AM on January 3 - must be to airport 9:30 PM on January 2)

Cost Per Student: $3750 (includes Chinese Visa, hotels, flights, meals, entrance fees, local transport)

Availability: 24 students

Trip Leader: Alice Davidson

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San Francisco & Monterey Adventure 2020

Students will experience all of this famed city set among hilltops, marshlands, and harbors on this adventure as they have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and technology that is home to the "City by the Bay."

Dates: January 13 -17, 2020

All- Inclusive Cost: $2849

Payment: Payable Online

  • To register for the trip visit the school trip webpage at www.grandclassroom.com
  • Click "Find My Trip/ Register" and search Episcopal High School

Trip Leader: Erin Russe

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Washington DC Close Up Trip

The Close Up Foundation's Washington, DC High School Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. During this 6-day/5-night program, students make personal connections with the people, institutions, and iconic sites that embody our nation's past and present.

Dates: January 12-17, 2020

Cost: $2277

Trip Deposit: $400

Registration Deadline: September 26, 2019

Final Deposit Deadline: November 14, 2019

Registration Details: Email Coach Edmonds, the trip leader, at sedmonds@ehshouston.org to receive the online registration information.

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