Field trips outside the classroom are an integral part of learning at Saint Lucy School. The educational experiences that are conducted during school hours are planned by teachers to correlate with the regular classroom instructional program. Teachers often balance in-house field trips, such as the Walk Through History experiences, with off campus field trips as they arrange activities that will enhance their curriculum and engage student learning.
Trips to the pumpkin patch for the younger grades are indeed fun-filled beloved traditions, but in the classroom they translate to math and language as well as social studies activities. Off campus field trips to Hidden Villa, History Park, local plays, California missions, the Quicksilver Mine and the Ainsley House are just a few trips that the K–5 teachers experience with their students enhancing not only science and social studies but language arts as well. Junior High students also love to learn and explore via field trips. Whether studying physics at Great America, learning about different environments presented via New Generation Science Standards at Science Camp, or touring the state capital, they are enthusiastic learners.
Eighth grade students at Saint Lucy School recently benefited from an engaging trip to the state capital. They met with Assemblyman Evan Low who talked about equal rights for citizens as well as how young people can make a difference in their community. In addition they were able to witness, in depth, workings of government as a compliment to their study of United States History. They were able to discover many amazing facts about our state as they toured and explored the California Museum.