Experiential learning is an essential component of an Archway School education. Each class has the opportunity throughout the year to travel away from school for an overnight with their class. For the younger grades, there are camping trips. These are experiences which incorporate science elements and environmental awareness, as well as team building and community bonding. Parents are encouraged to participate.
For the upper grades, trips are designed to enhance the classroom curriculum in social studies as well as science. Such trips have included Fort Ross, Walker Creek, Yosemite, and Washington D.C. Students can learn through living history, visits to museums, and outdoor education classes conducted by expert naturalists.
All field trips at Archway School are part of the curricular program and have specific educational goals. We encourage teachers to use the many resources in the Bay Area to enrich our curriculum. We regard these off-campus educational opportunities as an extension of our classrooms where we represent our school and our community.