Trinity School for Children
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Trinity School for Children

Field Studies
According to Lucy Sprague Mitchell, founder of Bank Street College of Education, field studies are regarded as basic life experiences from which understanding and knowledge can be constructed. The single most important organizing principal of a Trinity education is that for children to be successful in school and to become lifelong learners, they must interact with their environment and interpret their experiences. The field studies are imbedded in the curriculum being studied at each grade level.
We explore our local community to establish our roots. We travel out into the global community to realize the role we play as part of a larger community. As a result, our students grow into responsible and informed citizens.
Participation in our field study program is an important extension for our curriculum. We strongly encourage parents to join their children in exploring their surroundings and watching them learn of their importance in the world.
Lower School students learn about families and the community in which they live and their place in this community. They will experience different ways families live and work in their community by trying different foods, visiting local businesses and studying their physical environment. All experiences are linked to their classroom studies.
Middle School students will extend this curriculum by studying a larger community, a global community. They will travel outside of their local community and experience places like St. Augustine, Tallahassee, the Everglades, and Washington, D.C.
Upper School students will "ake it up a notch"¬ù and visit New York City, the Grand Canyon, and the Marine Institute in the Florida Keys just to name a few.
All of these field studies are so important to learning. It enables the student to think outside of their backyard box and look forward to exploring the opportunities on this wonderful journey ahead of them.