Field Education

The Capitol Hill Day School Field Education Program is in a category by itself, offering hundreds of outings each year across all grades, taking children to see places and meet people in the nation’s capital and beyond.

“One would be hard-pressed to find another school getting kids out into the world as much as Capitol Hill Day School.”

Tom Little, educator and author of Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Our Field Education Program reinvents the “field trip,” going beyond the traditional look-and-see approach, and engaging students deeply with the places they go and the people they meet there. Students might learn how the Colonists navigated by sailing on a schooner on the Chesapeake Bay, or how cities evolve by visiting a construction sight and having lunch with the foreman, or about the principles of physics by taking curling lessons with the Potomac Curling Club.

Field Education experiences aren't a break from curriculum—they are an integral part of the curriculum. Each field experience is linked tightly to one or more of a student’s subjects, which makes learning more exciting, more meaningful, and more relevant to children’s lives.

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The People We Meet

Student staging a scene during a photography field trip.
Students listening to an expert in the woods on a field trip.
Student examining artifacts on a forensic field trip.

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