Lower School Global Citizenship

Lower School trips provide students with opportunities to develop their increasing self-reliance, problem-solving skills, new friendships, and scientific knowledge of the beautiful Bay Area.

The trips sequence begins with the first-grade Ballroom sleepover. Students work in teams to prepare and clean up after meals.

Second through fourth graders go on increasingly longer camping trips: second grade for two days, third grade for three days, and fourth grade for four days. Students gain hands-on experience working together to build camp, prep meals, and experience the beauty of the Bay Area. They spend time with naturalists to extend their classroom learning to the nature around them, as they discover old-growth redwoods, water conservation streams, and environmental ecology. Past campsites have included the Santa Cruz mountains, Pescadero, and Sonoma County.

students feeding goats in pasture