Field Trips

Learning Beyond the Classrooms - Field Trips

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. That’s why we incorporate field trips into our curriculum to provide our students with hands-on, real-world experiences that enhance their understanding of the subjects they’re studying

From visiting historical sites to exploring nature, our field trips offer a fun and engaging way for students to learn and grow. We carefully plan field trips to enrich the curriculum  and overall learning. From taking a trip to the local firehouse or visiting Quebec City, or the dessert of Arizona, students are taught that what learn inside the classroom is very much applicable in the outside world.

Additionally, field trips have a strong social-emotional component, particularly overnight trips, as students are away from their parents. These trips encourage autonomy, independence, collaboration, and bonding, creating memorable experiences being together.

From Preschool to Middle School: Field Trips

Starting in 2nd grade, students go on overnight trips as well as day trips. Check ou

Day Trips

Preschool Fire Station Visit at the French American Academy

Preschool & Kindergarten

Past Trip Locations Include: Liberty science museum, Alstede Farms, Fire House Station, Bergen County Zoo, Montclair Art Museum, Tenafly Nature Center, Shakespearian Play

3-4 Day Overnight Trips

Field Trip To Boston at the French American Academy

Elementary
School

Past Trip Locations Include: Greenkill NY, Boston, Quebec City & Montreal, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Meadowlands Environment Center, Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

5-6 Day Overnight Trips

The French American Academy - Elementary School 4th and 5th grader in front of the parliament building in Quebec, Canada

Middle
School

Past Trip Locations Include: Quebec City & Montreal, Plymouth MA, Arizona, Scientific Research Expedition at Sea on the Schooner Tara

Benefits of Field Trips

What Are the Benefits of Educational Trips:

Educational Trips are a lot of fun! But beside this obvious benefit, there are many others that come into play. Among them, you can find :

  • Developing cohesion among the group
  • Building confidence
  • Developing a sense of autonomy and responsibility
  • Proposing different ways of learning
  • Living an unforgettable adventure with classmates!

Past Field Trips

Fall, Apple, Pumpkin & Tasting week!

June Field Trips

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of the trip is included in the tuition as trips are considered part of the educational experience and are budgeted for as part of the overall school expenses. Families do not need to pay additional fees for field trips.

At our school, student safety is our top priority. We follow strict protocols to ensure the well-being of all students on overnight trips. We maintain a high chaperone-to-student ratio and have emergency plans in place. Additionally, we closely monitor and assess the safety of all trip destinations before any overnight trip is approved. We take all necessary precautions to ensure that students are safe and secure during their overnight trip experience.

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