Field Trips
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Field Trips and Family Outings

Field Trips and Family Outings


Teachable moments do not end at the classroom door. That is why throughout the school year students are invited to participate in academically relevant field trips designed to support classroom studies.

At Friends School, we recognize that a strong education is built on a foundation of life experiences and human relationships.  We believe in strong connections between home and school, which is why we actively encourage and seek ways to incorporate parents in the educational process.  Starting this year, Friends School is excited to announce the launch of our Family Field Trips program.  This program is a chance for families to enjoy fun and educational field trips with others at Friends School.  The program promotes shared learning for parents and children, and builds a stronger school community.  The majority of these trips will be planned for weekends, with the possibility of some weeknights as well.   Below are some examples of possible outings this year.


Below are some examples of possible outings this year

Fall of the Ohio

The Asia Institute at the Crane House  

Locust Grove

Ford Motor Plant

Yew Dell Gardens

Center for the Arts

Speed Art Museum

Rauch Planetarium

Louisville Ballet

Actors Theater

Kentucky Historical Society

Filson Historical Society

Cave Hill Cemetery

Louisville Water Company

Louisville Science Center

Louisville Orchestra

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Service Learning at Friends School

Service Learning at Friends School  

Friends School believes strongly in service learning for our students. Service learning is considered a critical component of students’ academic and civic education, and is integrated into our daily curriculum. Children of all ages can and should be active in our greater community.  FSL students, are provided with a variety of opportunities for service learning. These projects support the values of community, integrity, and justice. Our goal is to foster habits of involvement and build students' empathy for those in need.  It is our hope that these service experiences shape student’s philanthropic decisions throughout their lives.


A few examples:

Sustainable Tiny House Donation

Friends School Garden Harvest Donation

Bears on Patrol

My Dog Eats First

Dare to Care

Kentucky Refugee Ministries