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WSG Girls Learn Everywhere!

February 15, 2024

Washington School for Girls

Field trips at the Washington School for Girls are an important part of our innovative program and creative educational approach. Beyond the confines of a traditional classroom, these excursions are dynamic learning opportunities that foster experiential learning, critical thinking, and cultural appreciation. These outings are transformative for our girls, offering them a chance to interact with diverse environments, engage with professionals in various fields, and witness real-world applications of their classroom learning. We make these trips an extension of the classroom, deepening students’ understanding of various academic topics, including STEM, environmental science, history, and the arts. In helping to create positive and memorable experiences that our students cherish, we also foster a positive attitude toward learning. Laughter, shared experiences, and moments of discovery during field trips not only make learning more engaging but also contribute to our girls’ overall social and emotional development.

This school year, our students have had an unprecedented number of opportunities to gain experience outside of the classroom, including a trip for our 5th-graders to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington DC office; a middle school outing to the ballet Sleeping Beauty at the German Embassy; a schoolwide visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture; an excursion for our 6th-grade students to the National Aquarium in Baltimore; and monthly service trips to Catholic Charities for each grade level. By visiting museums, historical sites, theaters, professional offices, nature reserves, and parks, our students develop a deeper understanding of the world around them, nurturing their curiosity and igniting a passion for lifelong learning. Field trips are not just key to our students’ educations but are also an investment in their overall growth and empowerment.