Field Studies Program

Students learn in a variety of ways. Experience can, at times, be the best teacher. At Devon Prep, each class takes a required field education trip. These trips take students to areas of the United States which have cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The trips combine an educational experience with opportunities to work with other students in a community experience. The trips become a Retreat to many students and provide individual spiritual awakening. Sixth Graders travel to New York City. Seventh Graders visit Washington D.C. The Eighth Grade go to Boston. The Ninth Graders travel to Gettysburg and Baltimore and the Tenth Graders visit Virginia. All trips are chaperoned by several faculty members and the students travel by chartered bus. Below is a brief summary of each trip.

Sixth Grade
While in NYC for their field studies trip the Sixth Graders visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Madison Square Garden, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Bronx Zoo and more. They also take in a Yankees Game, ride a speed boat around lower Manhattan, eat at Grimaldi’s Pizza and Dave & Buster’s in Times Square.

Seventh Grade
On their trip to Washington DC the Seventh Graders visit the Museum of American History, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Holocaust Museum, Newseum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, Union Station, Arlington Cemetery and take a walking tour of the National Mall, (which includes the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the White House, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more).Eighth Grade
The Eighth Graders travel to Boston where they take in all the historic and popular sites by foot as well as bus. They visit the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall, statues of Samuel Adams and Red Auerbach, Quincey Market, the Holocaust Memorial, Paul Revere’s House and more. They also take a Duck Boat Tour and eat at Mike’s Pastry, Dolce Vita and Cheers.

Ninth Grade
The Ninth Grade spend the week visiting Gettysburg, PA and Baltimore, MD. They visit Gettysburg College, Seminary Ridge Museum, Carlisle Sports Emporium, and the Gettysburg Battlefield – with tours by Devon Prep Faculty Member Mr. Paul Sanborn.  They also visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, both in Emmetsburg, MD, and they attend a Frederick Keys Baseball Game in Frederick, MD.

Tenth Grade
The Sophomores  travel to Virginia where they visit Pamplin Historic Park and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. They take a Battlefields Tour with our own Mr. Paul Sanborn and enjoy recreation time at Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Skate Nation and Bowl America Short Pump.