Field Trips, Outdoor Ed & Global Travel
Lower School Field Trips
Lower School students participate in a number of day and overnight trips, including trips to the San Francisco Symphony, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Coloma, Hidden Villa Farm, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Intel Museum, and the Lawrence Hall of Science. Students are able to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world outside through our extensive field trip program.
Middle School Outdoor Education
Each Fall, Middle School students participate in grade-appropriate multi-day outdoor education trips. Woodland’s Outdoor Education program is directly tied to grade-level curriculum while reinforcing the relevance of the natural world to learning in the classroom and beyond. Outdoor Ed provides a wonderful opportunity to "unplug" from all electronics and to strengthen the bonds within each grade level through adventure, shared experiences, and the countless stories with which students return. In the 2017-18 school year, 5th graders went to Lake Tahoe, 6th graders to Castle Rock State Park, 7th graders to Camp Cazadero on the Russian River, and 8th graders to the Eastern Sierras.
Every Spring, our 8th grade students travel abroad to complete a service-learning trip in a developing nation. Students have previously traveled to Ecuador where they stayed in a remote village to help locals build a school and to look at methods of providing villages with clean water. In the Spring of 2017 and 2018, students traveled to Nicaragua.