Trips

We organize educational trips and linguistic exchange trips in North America, South America, and Europe

  • Sleep-away, grade-wide trips from 5th through 10th grade enhancing the curriculum and fostering class spirit
  • Linguistic trips to deepen the foreign language studied

And numerous day trips to take advantage of the rich cultural and environmental offerings of the New York Metropolitan area.

Examples of recurring trips:

5th Grade: Lowell and Sturbridge Village

6th Grade: Camp Mason

The goal of this trip is to promote a positive 6th grade spirit. Through team building and cooperative learning activities, students will learn how cooperation facilitates life in society through solidarity, mutual respect, responsibility, and discipline. Students will learn more about themselves and others while acquiring a positive and dynamic attitude through group efforts.

The activities are divided into two categories:

  • Everyday living skills:

All the students take turns taking responsibility for an activity that will enable the group to function well. Meals are prepared by the camp’s kitchen staff, but the students are responsible for setting the tables, serving drinks and cleaning the tables and eating area. It is also the students’ responsibility to clean up in and around their cabins and bathrooms. The times of all organized activities are very precise, and all students must follow the rhythm of the group.

  • Nature activities:

Ecology, extension of 6th grade biology curriculum
Outdoor survival skills
Using our five senses
Activities fostering cooperation
Tower climbing
Archery
Apple cider making

7th Grade: Nature's Classroom on the shores of Lake George

Each year, as part of FASNY’s academic program, the 7th graders attend the Nature’s Classroom residential education program on the shores of Lake George in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

Designed to supplement and enhance the science curriculum, Nature’s Classroom stimulates children toward learning more about nature and science by exploring and doing exciting activities. In addition, Nature’s Classroom seeks to instill in the children an understanding of and appreciation for the values of teamwork, cooperation, and community awareness.

This trip is very popular with the students: Here are some comments from past 7th graders about their experiences at Nature’s Classroom.

“I learned that when you live and work with people you have to cooperate and listen."
“I learned that you succeed better if you work together.”
“All the classes were interesting and fun!”
“This week was great!”

8th Grade : Colonial Williamsburg

10th Grade: Washington, D.C.

12th Grade Baccalaureate Revision Ski Trip

Exchange Trip with Germany

We have an exchange program with the Johannes-Butzbach-Gymnasium in Miltenberg, Germany. Each year a group of our students studying German is given the opportunity to travel to Germany. They in turn host students from Miltenberg when they come to visit New York.

Trimester-long exchange study trip with Spain

Ski Trips

News from our Trips