Field Study

Field Study is an integral part of our program. From local trips to the fire station and day-long excursions to New York's St. John the Divine Cathedral and the Cloisters Museum and a two-day trip south to Monticello, our students enjoy the rich history and culture of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Early Childhood

Frequent off-campus trips in Early Childhood support the curriculum and include visits to Shaw Orchard, Sharp’s Farm Tour, The Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance, Broom’s Bloom Dairy, Goucher College, Indian Echo Caverns, the National Zoo , Susquehanna Orchards, the National Aquarium, the Arena Club, Walter’s Museum of Art, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Eden Mill Nature Center, and Baugher’s Market. The destinations may vary from year to year.

Lower School

Field Study in the Lower School supports the curriculum with trips to Amish country, local farms, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the National Aquarium, the Strausburg Train Museum, and Annapolis.

Intermediate School

In the intermediate School, Field Study is linked directly to science and history curricula. Trips to the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Franklin Institute in Philadelphia highlight the year. Trips to Eden Mill and trips on the Chesapeake Bay with the Living Classroom Foundation nurture scientific curiosity. The Walters Art Gallery provides a rich cultural experience for the students.

Middle School

From North to New York and South to Monticello our Middle School students explore literary, scientific, and historical locales meeting with writers, scientists, and historians. Trips to Genesee Valley, Echo Hill, and White Water Rafting on the Youghiogheny River provide experiential challenges.

Extra Trips

Middle Schoolers have the option of enjoying the culture of Europe (Italy, Switzerland and France) during Spring Break accompanied by HDS French teacher Madame Buscher, a very experienced tour guide. Students interested in adventure and environmental studies travel to the Teton Science School in Wyoming, with teacher Ellen Marr.