Trips & Activities
Learning experiences outside of the classroom are invaluable components of a well-rounded education. TFS field trips and activities bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application, fostering a deeper understanding of the subjects they study. Beyond textbooks and lectures, field trips allow students to witness firsthand the practical implications of what they learn, making the content more relevant and memorable.
Moreover, these experiences encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and curiosity. When students step outside the confines of the classroom, they are exposed to new environments, cultures, and perspectives, which can broaden their horizons and foster empathy. Field trips also promote social interaction and teamwork, as students collaborate with their peers to navigate unfamiliar settings and engage in experiential learning. In this way, they develop essential life skills such as adaptability and communication.
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, field trips provide a refreshing break from screens and offer a multisensory learning experience. Whether exploring a museum, visiting a historical site, or conducting field research, students engage their senses and connect with the world around them. These real-world encounters not only enhance academic knowledge but also spark a sense of wonder and curiosity that can inspire a lifelong love of learning. Therefore, field trips and experiential learning opportunities should be considered an integral part of education, as they enrich students' lives in ways that go far beyond the confines of the classroom.
Lower school students experience a wide variety of trips each school year. Past trips have included the Greenville Children's Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, North Carolina temperate rainforest, and snow tubing.
Middle school students build on their day trip experiences and experience overnight trips beginning in 7th grade. Past trips have included rafting, hiking, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Coastal Georgia.
The mid-mester experience is an exciting week during the fall semester. The grade-level, week-long trips are designed to provide students with unique and immersive learning opportunities. Mid-mester experiences are offered in 9th -12th grade. Past trips have included the following:
- 9th Grade - Florida Space Coast
- 10th Grade - Charleston, South Carolina
- 11th Grade - College Tour
- 12th Grade - Career Exploration, Job Shadowing, New York City, or Grand Canyon *
*trips may change based on student interest