Field Trips and Field Experiences
Field trips and experiences help stimulate students’ curiosity, facilitate engagement with content and encourage meaningful connections between their curriculum and the world. Experiences have ranged from a trip to Pinecrest Gardens to discuss Shakespeare to a weekend trip to the National Flight Academy in Tallahassee. Students have learned about the biological and chemical processes at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant, admired works at Art Basel Design Miami and much more.
In the Upper School, we believe class trips play an essential role in developing our students’ social, emotional, and academic potentials. During class trips, students participate in a wide variety of experiences to expand their view of the world, foster independence and build upon the excitement of exploration for students to seek new avenues of learning. Whether collaborating with peers during team-building exercises on a Dude Ranch or navigating the refreshing white waters of the Appalachian Mountains, MCDS class trips are the embodiment of education by inspiration!
All of our seniors develop, research and complete a meaningful project as a graduation requirement, with support from the Project Capstone Committee and Senior Advisors. The projects are grounded in problem-solving or rooted in service-learning and reflective of our core values. Students are asked to think globally, act locally.