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 to visiting Quebec City, or the desert of Arizona, students are taught that what they 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.

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


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


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 besides having fun, educational trips offer several other benefits:

  • 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!

Examples of Past Field Trips

Field Trips

Overnight Trip : Andover, CT

October 18-20, 2017 Every year, second and third graders take a three-day trip in a nature-oriented setting because we believe that well rounded, bilingual leaders

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June Field Trips

June 8, 2017 When comes June and its beautiful weather, it is time for our students to experience the world and out-of-the-box activities. So what

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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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