beyond the classroom

Crane’s trips are purposefully designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in the field to enhance the understanding of classroom studies.  Lower School (Kindergarten-Fifth Grade) classes take day trips to local businesses, nature preserves, and historical sites. In Fifth Grade, students travel to Boston in the spring as a culmination of their colonial America study.

In the fall, Upper Schoolers (Sixth-Eighth Graders) participate in a week-long set of outdoor educational experiences. The week is an integral part of the curriculum, during which the students follow a carefully planned program of understanding global environmental issues, as well as developing teamwork and leadership skills. The Eighth Grade trip also incorporates elements of Service Learning and language immersion as students use Spanish skills to converse and work with locals in the Peruvian rainforest.

Recent trips include: Catalina Island, the Pali Institute in the San Bernadino Mountains, and Peru.