Curriculum-based educational travel programs take students out into the world to extend their academic experiences. Beginning in Preschool, our students travel off campus to visit local museums and cultural sites and are introduced to all the Berkshires has to offer. As they get older, students travel to New York City, Boston, and other surrounding cities to visit museums, view exhibits, and attend artistic performances which augment the classroom curriculum. Beginning in Grade 5, students participate in extended, curriculum-based travel programs designed to strengthen independence, build community, and culminate programs of study.
- Students in Grade 5 spend four days of science study at Nature’s Classroom in Rhode Island
- Grade 6 students embark on a four-day leadership skills building program at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont
- Grade 7 students travel to Washington, D.C. on a combined art and history trip with stops at the Baltimore Aquarium, Visionary Art Museum, The National Gallery, Capitol Hill, National Holocaust Museum, Gettysburg Battlefield, and Mt. Vernon
- Grade 8 students travel to the Florida Everglades to study this fragile and endangered ecological system as an extension of their environmental science curriculum
- Grade 9 students travel to France and Spain as a culmination of their study of French and Spanish. It is an immersion experience and one for which our students participate fully in its academic design. As a result of integrated work throughout the year, the students become our primary tour guides; each presenting on historical sites and museums and all in the target language.