Mini-Mester Program

Experiential Learning At Its Best

Not all classrooms have four walls.

While not all learning can be experiential, we believe that it should play an important role in preparing high school students for college and beyond.  At OLMA, we integrate hands-on, experiential-learning in nearly every course.  To build upon the success we’ve seen, we recently introduced Mini-Mesters.  These week-long courses represent experiential learning at its best.  They give students the opportunity to delve deeper into subject areas that intrigue and interests them.


Mini-Mester Courses for 2024

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First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_Scotland

Strikes & Hikes

Hidden Gem

First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_HiddenGem_1


First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_GoldenIsles


First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_Florida

Cooking for College

First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_CookingforCollege

Love in Action

First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_HandstoWork


First page of the PDF file: MiniMester_CSI

Christmas Trip to Roma & Sorrento

December 25, 2024 – January 4, 2025

OLMA is organizing a Christmas Trip to Italy in 2024. This exciting opportunity is available for OLMA students and their family members (including Class of 2024 families), featuring a stay of 4 nights in Rome and 6 nights in Sorrento at 4+star hotel accommodations.

This trip will fulfill the 2025 Mini-Mester requirement for students. 

Cost: $4,500 per person

Deposit: $1,000 per person due February 22nd 

$1500pp April 1st
$1000pp June 1st
$1000pp September 1st

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OLMA's Mini-Mester program offers unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning opportunities for our students! Whether it is traveling to Costa Rica to learn to surf or visiting the studios of renowned artisans to learn how to make jewelry, OLMA students have the chance to learn different skills through hands-on experiences offered at the end of each academic year. Our students often cite their Mini-Mester experiences as some of their favorite OLMA memories! 

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  • Florida: Adventures of the Sea is billed through Explorica.
  • Scotland, Ireland & North Ireland is billed through Explorica.