Field Study is an integral part of our program.
From local trips to the fire station to day-long excursions around the Mid-Atlantic region, our students enjoy the rich history, culture, and natural world beyond our campus.
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.
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.
In Grades 4 and 5, Field Study is linked directly to the 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 Classrooms Foundation nurture scientific curiosity. The Walters Art Gallery provides a rich cultural experience for the students.
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 as well.
International and adventure travel opportunities during school breaks have a long tradition at Harford Day, and often include entire families along with our teacher guides. Most recently, Middle School students took an in-depth tour of Greece, including a visit to an active archaeological dig. In the summer of 2018, there will be an opportunity to visit Japan. In the past, students interested in environmental studies traveled to the Teton Science School in Wyoming.