Ninth Grade Travel
New York Trip
The ninth graders complete their blocks in History through Art with a week of museums, music and theatre. Accompanied by school directors and the eleventh graders, they negotiate ‘The City’ by subway, sample ethnic cuisine, and spend their days in the Met, the Frick, MOMA and other galleries. The academic focus of the trip is immersion in the essence of the subject they’ve already learned about at distance, and their experience of the art is deepened by this prolonged and personal contact. Evenings are filled with Broadway plays and the Metropolitan Opera. Afterward, students are asked to articulate their reactions to the theatre they’ve seen; through their participation these discussions, ninth graders begin to develop critical thinking skills.
I love seeing variety, diversity. On this trip I was awakened to new possibilities – in art, in self-expression, and in ways of living.’
Ninth Grade Student