Academics

Field Trips

Students in our kindergarten, elementary and middle school programs have the opportunity to expand their learning beyond our campus throughout the year. Our children’s house students are provided with on-campus field trips that allow them to visit an environment outside of their classroom.  All of our field trips are connected to a thematic unit in our curriculum.  Below are some examples of recently attended and upcoming field trips.

 

Children’s House

CH puppet playhouse


Puppet Showplace Theater’s
 presentation of Puppet Playtime: “Raccoon Tales”
Sponsored by PACE
Children engage in a story-telling performance by a professional puppeteer. Following the performance, secrets of puppeteering are be revealed!

Kindergarten

Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA
Students have the opportunity to learn how apple cider is produced.  A hay ride, apple picking, short trail walk and taste testing rounds out their experience at the orchard.

The Velveteen Rabbit at the Boston Children’s Theater
This is an amazing experience for our students as classic
literature is brought to life! It’s also an exciting opportunity
for our students to travel into Boston and get a glimpse of
the big city.

Ipswich River Audubon Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA
This trip is a great opportunity for our students to explore a local inspiration by going on a nature walk and learning about Maple Sugaring.

The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA
Students are guided through an indoor garden that broadens their smiles and their eyes!  They will observe a variety of butterflies, including New England natives, in a natural habitat while being educated on the the butterfly life cycle. Students will also come away with a variety of fun facts to share with family and friends.

 

Lower Elementary

Museum of Science in Boston, MA

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The Museum of Science’s Starlab at ASM!
Students explored a portable planetarium, learned the
differences between stars and became more acquainted
with star patterns from various cultures. This provided
great preparation for ASM’s Star Gazing Event!

 

Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA
A guided tour of gardens, livestock areas and Global Village sites educate our students on sustainable agricultural practices.  They also learn about the many benefits animals provide our various cultures, including clothing, food and shelter.  This experience prompts out students to engage in fundraising activities that benefit Heifer International.

Boston Children’s Theater in Boston, MA
Our students are always up for a good adventure!  Traveling into Boston to see The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley continues to bring smiles and laughter to their faces as they reminisce about the infectious songs.

 

Upper Elementary

Nature’s Classroom in Groton, MA
Students spend several days experiencing education from another perspective, outside the walls of the classroom. They leave with a better understanding of the natural world, their peers and themselves.

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Biogen Community Lab
in Cambridge, MA
Sixth year students along along with the Middle School had an opportunity to spend the day engaging in a hands-on laboratory studying Sickle Cell Anemia.

 

Middle School

Beyond Benign in Wilmington, MA
As part of an experiential lab, students have the opportunity to learn how industry uses green chemistry – the science of creating safe, energy efficient and non-toxic products and processes.

 

IMG958643The Leadership School at Kieve in Nobleboro, Maine
This is an amazing and unforgettable opportunity for our middle school students. They were challenged and supported in all their endeavors, creating a unique bond among their classmates. Some of their experiences include “reaching new heights” during a high ropes course; discussing their ideals for a healthy community and developing friendships with students from other schools.

 

 

Chewonki Outdoor Classroom in Maine
From paddling a canoe through an estuary to farming opportunities to becoming one with nature, students’ experience at Chewonki Outdoor Classroom helps them be better stewards of the Earth!

 

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Biogen Community Lab in Cambridge, MA
The Middle School, along with our sixth yea students, had an opportunity to spend the day engaging in a hands-on laboratory studying Sickle Cell Anemia.

 

 

Montessori Model United Nations Conference
This conference allows our students to engage in thoughtful, passionate and highly educated debate on current issues around the world.  Students come away with a broader understanding and deeper respect of the needs, rights, political views and belief systems of other cultures.
Travel to Washington, D.C.

 

Philadelphia, P.A
A middle school experience wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a city rich in U.S. history.  Philadelphia, P.A., home to the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution provides our students with endless learning opportunities.  From the National Liberty Museum to the Franklin Institute of Science to the National Constitution Center to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to a Shakespearean play, our students will bring their classroom studies of Art, U.S. History and Government, Literature, and Science to the forefront of their visit.

 

 

 

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