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 (preschool) 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 (In-house Field Trips)

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!

Weather Presentation by Ryan Mackey

Story time with local author, Sherry Cerino

Kindergarten

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.

In addition, Kindergartners have traveled to:

  • Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA 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 Discovery Museum in Acton, MA which compliments our students’ learning at ASM through the blending of science, nature, and play.
  • The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA where students observe a variety of butterflies, including New England natives, in a natural habitat while being educated on the the butterfly life cycle.

Lower Elementary

The professional theatre company from Plymouth State University, TIGER (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), teaches ASM students how to approach social situations in a proactive and positive manner. Our students always look forward to watching the TIGER Theatre actors perform while they learn valuable life lessons and strategies.

In addition, Lower Elementary students have traveled to:

Upper Elementary

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

Phillips Academy Robotics presentation

In addition, Upper elementary students have traveled to:

  • 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.
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA

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.

Phillips Academy Observatory in Andover, MA

The 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.

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.

In previous years, Middle school students have also traveled to:

  • Philadelphia, P.A  where Middle School students brought their classroom studies of Art, U.S. History and Government, Literature, and Science to the forefront of their visit. They explored  the National Liberty Museum, the Franklin Institute of Science, the National Constitution Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and attended a Shakespearean play.
  • Chewonki Outdoor Classroom in Maine which provided students with the opportunity to become one with nature and help them be better stewards of the Earth!

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