We Dive Into Learning!

We don’t just read about the world, we bring students into the world, because that’s where the deepest learning happens. At RCDS, we learn by doing, with hands-on discovery and experimentation. Students set goals, experiment, observe, review, and plan next steps. While students learn these new skills, they explore unfamiliar attitudes and develop the flexibility to see things from different points of view.

We explore a bigger world

Intentionally selected field trips engage students while allowing them to gain perspective, leading to a deeper understanding of their classroom studies. We generally take more than 28 class trips a year, visiting sites such as Ellis Island, Philadelphia, Boston, Longstreet Farm and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Upper School students, ready for more immersive experiences, embark on annual wilderness adventures. These multi-day trips have become important rites of passage for fifth- to eighth-grade RCDS students. Age-appropriate activities that encourage healthy risk-taking, require problem-solving, provide new experiences and promote bonding with classmates create lifetime memories.

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Class Trips Include:
• Ellis Island
• Longstreet Farm
• Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Philadelphia
• Boston
• Adirondacks
• Lake George
• Historic Twin Lights
...and many more!



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Trips taken each year


Children seeing something new
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