Students are required to attend all Upper elementary through Upper School trips. If a parent elects to not send their child, it will be counted as an unexcused absence(s). In case of illness, absences will be excused. The students are supervised by faculty and staff members. Some of the destinations for Upper Elementary have included state parks in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Past destinations for Middle School include Washington, D.C. and Rocky Mountain National Park. Ninth grade students visit British Virgin Islands for a sailing expedition, 10th grade students visit London, England and 11th and 12th grade students attend the IB World Student Conference.
Trip Requirements - Day and overnight field trips are part of the educational process. It must be
stressed, however, that only those students who have demonstrated good conduct during their
classes will be permitted to attend. Parents must sign a Participant Waiver and Release for each
trip which must be returned to the school prior to departure.
Proper behavior during the trip continues to be of utmost importance. Parents of any student unable to follow the given guidelines will be notified when an infraction occurs. In severe cases, the parent will be requested to pick up and/or provide transportation home for the student.
Parents who are interested in volunteering to assist on field trips must have been screened through the School’s criminal background check process. This process is for the protection of all students and is not intended to hinder volunteerism or embarrass any family. We sincerely hope that parents understand our concern for student safety and will willingly cooperate in this process.