Experiential learning is part of the York Country Day School curriculum that is celebrated in our community of learners. Some lessons are best brought to life when experienced outside of the classroom.
Our prekindergarteners see the seasons change as they visit the creek on York College’s campus throughout the year. These young scientists collect data on each visit and then compare these changes at the end of the year.
Fifth-graders witness the swearing in of the newest American citizens during the naturalization court’s ceremony. The culmination of our student’s study on immigration is celebrated by witnessing the very words they read in their textbooks.
Students connect what they see in the classroom to the outside world, extending their true understanding. When students can experience for themselves a piece of history, a work of art, or an experiment in science, they are able to better comprehend. Field trips introduce experts in a specific area of study to our students, fueling a culture of curiosity.
Additionally, field trips are underwritten by the York Country Day School Fund. Such experiences are a necessary part of a Greyhound Education, and that is made possible by the generosity of our community.
So far this year, we have visited:
Lower School Trips
Middle and Upper School Trips
Examples of a few upcoming trips:
- Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Pullo Center for grades 6-12.
- Columbia Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference for student publication editors at Columbia University.
- New York University and Columbia University tours for students.