Excursions

Transportation/Field Trips/Excursions:

Montessori Visions Academy does not transport students to or from school, individual homes, or other locations.  Occasionally, your child may participate in special programs excursions or field trips.  Additional fees, if any, resulting from these activities are due before the scheduled activity.  In the event of a planned excursion, parents will be required to sign a field trip transportation form in order for the student to participate.

 

Kindergarten students take a minimum of one field trip per quarter to support their learning and enjoyment.

Trip to the Magical Forest

Lower Elementary students take a minimum of six field trips per year that support our academic curriculum.

Upper Elementary students take an average of one excursion each month and conclude the year on an Adventure Trip. Destinations have included Catalina Island, Astro Camp, and sailing the Tole More around Catalina Island. 

Upper Elementary and Middle School students hike around the Date Farm in California Students taste fresh dates for the first time 

 

Adolescent Community

 

Middle School students go on six week-long excursions throughout the year. 

  1. Community Building - community is developed during an excursion the first month of school.
  2. Land Labs - twice a year the students attend a week-long excursion that they plan. These trips involve camping, cooking their own food, applying knowledge and skills developed in the classroom as well as many other activities.

Student Testimonials

  1. Internships - students are placed according to their interests to gain real-world experiences. 
  2. Service Learning - students learn about and experience different types of service opportunities in the Las Vegas area. 
  3. Adventure Trip - as a celebration of completing the academic year, students plan a week long trip where they spend only the money they raised themselves through the class business.  Destinations have included Catalina Island, San Diego California, and sailing the Tole More around Catalina Island.

High School students attend four excursions each year. 

Freshman

  1. Student Retreat - an overnight excursion to Mt. Charleston where students work collectively to outline the school year's events and improve procedure and communication within the Adolescent Community.
  2. Community Building - on-campus activities that are focused on developing teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  3. Service Learning - the students learn about and experience different types of service opportunities in the Las Vegas area.
  4. Cultural Awareness - the Freshman class chooses a cultural theme to explore and turns their research into a week-long schedule of events and activites molded around their theme. Themes include: Sports and Athletics, Science and Engineering, Government, Fine Arts, and Global Studies. 

Sophomore     

  1. Student Retreat - an overnight excursion to Mt. Charleston where students work collectively to outline the school year's events and improve procedure and communication within the Adolescent Community.
  2. Exploring Las Vegas - off-campus activities that are focused on understanding the dynamic culture and inner working of the Las Vegas area, including historical implications and what the future of Las Vegas might hold. Students research and plan activities for the week.
  3. Service Learning - the students learn about and experience different types of service opportunities in the Las Vegas area.
  4. Cultural Awareness - the Sophomore class chooses a cultural theme to explore and turns their research into a week-long schedule of events and activites molded around their theme. Themes include: Sports and Athletics, Science and Engineering, Government, Fine Arts, and Global Studies. 

 Junior     

  1. Student Retreat - an overnight excursion to Mt. Charleston where students work collectively to outline the school year's events and improve procedure and communication within the Adolescent Community.
  2. New York - students research famous, historical, and cultural sites in New York. Students create a workable itinerary and spend a week exploring New York City.
  3. College Week - the students live on-campus and experience "dorm life" while working on writing college applications and scholarship paperwork. We will take virtual tours of colleges around the country and work to prepare students for their up-comming transition to college.
  4. Cultural Awareness - the Junior class chooses a cultural theme to explore and turns their research into a week-long schedule of events and activites molded around their theme. Themes include: Sports and Athletics, Science and Engineering, Government, Fine Arts, and Global Studies.

 Senior     

  1. Student Retreat - an overnight excursion to Mt. Charleston where students work collectively to outline the school year's events and improve procedure and communication within the Adolescent Community.
  2. Land Lab - students go on a peaceful retreat and reflect on their goals. We use large and small group discussion as well as personal reflection strategies to prepare our Seniors for the transitions ahead. College preparation and team building activities may be included in this excursion as well. 
  3. Internships - students spend one to two weeks in an internship position of their choice applying their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. 
  4. Cultural Awareness - the Senior class chooses a cultural theme to explore and turns their research into a week-long schedule of events and activites molded around their theme. Themes include: Sports and Athletics, Science and Engineering, Government, Fine Arts, and Global Studies.

Middle School students in Washington DC Close -Up

Destinations and times are subject to vary.

Please refer to classroom communications for any changes.

Montessori Visions Academy
3551 E. Sunset Road • Las Vegas, NV 89120
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