Trips away from campus that build upon or illuminate work in the classroom are an important part of our academic program. We take two to four trips off campus each month (state and national capitol buildings, theaters, museums, power plants, data centers, scientific research centers, and on and on). These trips are designed to augment our academic program in all of our courses. As a small school, we have the advantage of being able to visit places and participate in events that larger schools cannot because of their size and academic program.


Local Field Trips


Past local field trips include:

  • Antietam

  • Arlington National Cemetery

  • Folger Theater, Washington, DC

  • Georgetown University Law Center

  • Gettysburg

  • Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Harpers Ferry

  • Kennedy Center

  • Lectures by Bestselling Authors and Nobel Laureates

  • Leesburg Stream Water Quality Monitoring

  • Library of Congress

  • National Archives

  • National Building Museum

  • National Institutes of Health

  • National Museum of African American History

  • National Weather Service Dulles Airport Facility

  • Mirant (Dickerson, MD) Power Plant

  • Monticello

  • Mount Vernon

  • Polyface Farm, Swoope, VA

  • Shakespeare Theater, Staunton, VA

  • Shakespeare Theater, Washington, DC

  • Smithsonian Museums in DC and Virginia (Air & Space, American Indian, Art, Natural History, Portrait Gallery)

  • Solar Decathlon

  • U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senate

  • U.S. Department of State Conferences

  • U.S. Science and Engineering Festival

  • U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument

  • University of Virginia

  • Washington Post Production Facility

  • West Wing of the White House


Fall Overnight Trips


Each fall, we take an overnight trip to both explore an area and get to know each other better. Opportunities like this one of the many reasons for our incredible social atmosphere. Past fall trips include:

Boston, 2017
New Orleans, 2016

High School International Trips

Peru, 2017

Middle School US Trip

Maine, 2017