Fairhill teachers schedule field trips to enhance the overall multi-sensory program. They are scheduled in direct correlation with a specific subject area. Students must be in good standing both in academics and in citizenship in order to participate in field trips.
Grades 5-6: Outdoor School of Texas
Each year Fairhill’s fifth and sixth graders look forward to the off-campus learning experience near Marble Falls. It is both a fun and challenging experience for students. Low element challenges require cooperation and teamwork. Students move beyond personal fears and limitations through their participation in a series of higher challenge elements. Students also learn cooperation skills as they work in teams studying animal habitats as well as conservation techniques.
Grade 7: Texas Road Trip
Each spring seventh graders participate in the Texas Road Trip. The group enjoys stops at Washington on the Brazos, San Jacinto, Battleship Texas and NASA before traveling to San Antonio for tours of the Alamo and Sea World. Making their way back to Dallas, students explore Natural Bridge Caverns and tour the Capitol in Austin.
Grades 8-9: Explore Washington, D.C.
Fairhill eighth and ninth graders enjoy the many historical sights and sounds of the Washington, D.C. area in a planned five-day American History learning excursion. A few stops on their busy schedule include tours of the U.S. Capitol building, the Smithsonian complex, war memorials, presidential memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery. The group travels outside Washington to tour Monticello, the University of Virginia and Mt. Vernon.
Grades 11-12: England
From the Tower of London to Anne Hathaway’s cottage, eleventh and twelfth graders enjoy a week long learning tour of London and the surrounding countryside. Students experience the culture and history of London through museums, cathedrals, castles, Parliament, and all the sights in between. The study correlates with the British Literature curriculum required of Fairhill seniors.