Interdisciplinary courses have rich and useful advantages over more traditional fragmented models. Good learning is inherently about the making of connections between ideas. Within classes that bridge literature and history or mathematics and science, students have the opportunity to make broader and more sophisticated connections, and they can better see the relationships between events and ideas that they study. In this way, the model of the Renaissance learner who can synthesize ideas from diverse intellectual realms is at the heart of Meridian’s curriculum. Classes are taught in longer blocks with time for focused, uninterrupted efforts. Students can explore bigger topics in greater depth, and teachers assign fewer and more engaging homework assignments.