Field Trips and Travel

Field Trips and TravelAt Rock Point School we believe that travel is one of the greatest teachers. Young people learn so much about themselves and their world by getting to know new places and people with different ways of life. 

During the week, our classes take field trips around Vermont as they relate to the curriculum. We regularly attend performances at the Flynn Theater in Burlington for performances of everything from Shakespeare to Chinese Acrobats. In Science, students visit various energy production plants to learn about the physics and environmental impacts of each. History classes may visit our state capital to learn more about state government or visit any of our local museums or historic sites. Senior art class recently traveled to Montreal to visit the Museum of Fine Arts.

For those looking for outdoor adventure, we have offered backpacking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, or deep-sea fishing in Maine. Each winter, we take weekly day trips to Mountain Resorts for skiing and riding and at the end of the school year we visit Six Flags in Lake George, NY.

 When possible, we take a longer trip with interested students. Most recently, we have traveled to Alabama and Georgia as part of our study of American History and the Civil Rights Movement. Over the years, we have also traveled to Mexico, Nicaragua, Japan, Cambodia, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Each trip has included cultural exchange and, as often as possible, a service-learning component. 

Racial Healing Trip 2023

Where will we go next? At our small school, students have plenty of opportunities to suggest trip destinations and even participate in planning and leading the trip. We can’t wait to find out where our next year of traveling will take us!