Learning outside of the classroom
Lower school classes go on a range of trips that are curriculum driven and/or community building. Field trips are multisensory and give context to the information students are learning in the classroom.
Some examples are visits to the Cloisters, Ellis Island, African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Salt Marsh Nature Center, and Stonewall Inn. Community building trips include field days in Prospect Park or Brooklyn Bridge Park, bowling, and ice skating.
Overnight trips to Fairview Lake Environmental Education Center are a highlight of the year for participating classes. Older students and their teachers spend two nights and three days together at Fairview Lake learning about nature, developing outdoor skills, gaining independence, and collaborating in fun activities.