Seeing the World
Virtually every grade undertakes one or more outings or trips each year, progressing in the level of challenge and adventure. Younger grades work on a farm, climb Mt. Monadnock, and, later on, hike and camp in the White Mountains. Field trips explore New England and support the subject matter of classes. For example, a trip to Herkimer Diamond mines in New York may complement the study of mineralogy.
These trips involve parents and may last several days. Seventh and eighth graders often spend a week together at a camp in the lake region of New Hampshire. The final eighth grade class trip is a challenge that deepens bonds while teaching independence. Recent trips included a tour of England, and a voyage aboard a schooner along the coast of Maine. Eighth graders raise the funds to pay for their trip, and contribute a portion back to the school and a community cause.