Middle School Trips

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Class trips in the Middle School offer unique opportunities to experience learning outside of a classroom. The mantra of these trips, as you’ll hear often from the headmaster and involved faculty and students repeat, is to “expand your comfort zone.” Each grade level trip is carefully and consciously designed to provide our students with a safe, rewarding and positive experience, and one which expands students’ horizons. Students regularly look forward to these trips as one of the highlights of each year. 


5thth Grade Trip : April 24-27, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown

Students embark on an 18th-century American History adventure.  Once students step into the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, they are fully immersed in 18th-century Virginia's colonial capital city.  They see and experience life as the founding families did in the 1700's.  This field study has traditionally been 4 days and 3 nights long and costs $650.


6th Grade Trip : May 1-4, 2017
Florida Science Trip
Orlando and Cape Canaveral, FL

The Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World educational programs provide a unique opportunity for cross-curricular learning.  Students will be exposed to learning in innovative environments, while exploring space science and global connectivity.  The direct curriculum connections are purposely planned to include:
  • Hammond Community:  Program on Global Citizenship at Epcot 
  • Math & Science:  Physics Lab and exhibits dealing with invention & innovation.
  • English:  Kingdom Keepers Quest based on the Kingdom Keeper book read in English Classes.
  • History:  Incorporate history of the Space Race and Walt Disney World including concepts of nostalgia.  Students will explore the question:  How has yesterday's view of the future shape the present?
The cost of this field study will be approximately $850.   


7th Grade Trip : April 24-28, 2017
Camp Tekoa, NC
"The Education of Little Tree"

Students journey to the mountains of Ashevill, North Carolina for this experience in cultural heritage, ecological respect and interconnection.  The experience provides students with deeper insight to their study of life and environmental science and an appreciation for the events and character of The Education of Little Tree, which is studied annually in seventh grade English.  This field study has traditionally been 5 days and 4 nights long and costs an average of $650.


8th Grade Trip:  March 13-16, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Students travel to Washington D.C. to tour many of the national monuments, memorials, and artifacts that mark this country's history.  This trip is an integral part of the eighth grade U.S. Government curriculum which strives to help students understand concepts of justice, equity, service and duty.  This field study has traditionally been 4 days and 3 nights long and costs an average of $850.


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