Intermediate and Middle School field trips afford unique opportunities for student bonding and exploration, while reinforcing and enhancing key curricular learning areas. Students get to know peers and teachers in a new context. Memories and friendships that last a lifetime are strengthened on these very special excursions.
8th Grade: Israel
Following graduation, the 8th Grade travels to Israel for a two-week adventure of a lifetime. They visit the Karmiel-Misgav region, Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, and many more destinations. This fully immersive trip is the capstone of their Community Day School education. The connection with Israel is core to being Jewish, and the Middle School years represent the best time to solidify that connection. CDS graduates are prepared to see and feel Israel with eyes and hearts wide open, to hear and know of all the conflicts, to have the facts and the history at their fingertips. They tell us time and again how their CDS education and 8th Grade trip to Israel prepared them to be resilient, confident, and informed Jews who love Israel and can articulate Israel's place in the world and in their lives.
You can have a taste of their Israel experience by following the travels of the Class of 2016 at cdsisrael2016.com, where their trip is captured for you through photos, video, and words.
7th Grade: Washington, D.C.
The 7th graders travel to the nation's capital for four days and three nights of amazing sightseeing and meaningful experiences. Some of the destinations include: the monuments and memorials on the National Mall, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, several Smithsonian museums, the Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, and other historic attractions.
6th Grade: Strawberry Hills Nature Preserve
Our 6th graders spend three days and two nights at this environmental science center in Central Pennsylvania. They are engaged in academically rigorous science activities while enjoying hikes, campfires, games, and much more!
5th Grade: Gettysburg
5th Grade students travel for two days to Gettysburg as the culmination of an in-depth Social Studies unit about the Civil War.