Every year, our students in 5th through 12th grade embark on exciting, overnight field trips with their classmates. Not only are priceless memories made during these unique excursions, but these trips are an integral part of The Cushman School experience. Through the integration of our academic curriculum into real life adventures, students make connections between concepts studied in the classroom and their applications to the world around us.
Our fifth graders visit Marine Lab in the Florida Keys to snorkel the coral reefs, explore the mangroves and sail in the crystal bay while gaining a deeper understanding of our natural resources and learning about Florida’s habitats and history. Our sixth graders head to Circle F Dude Ranch in Central Florida where they ride horses, kayak, zipline, learn about astronomy and nature; the many activities are designed for team building and achieving an educational connection with the outdoors. Our seventh grade students visit Washington D.C. and spend time soaking in the history and functions of our nation's capital. Our eighth graders venture to the rainforest of Costa Rica to become immersed in the topography, ecology and culture of this country while applying their Spanish language skills. Our high school students have traveled to Iceland to enjoy the unique topography of this varied country and meet with Climate Change scientists conducting work there as well as climbed Machu Picchu in Peru.
Planned each year prior to Spring Break, these trips are a time of anticipation, excitement and growth for our students, as well as some nostalgic parents. It’s consistently one of the most memorable adventures our students share together in secure, age-appropriate environments.