Upper School (Grades 6-8)

Upper School Travel Opportunities

Upper School Travel Opportunities

Wadsworth Athenaeum & Connecticut Science Center (Grade 6)
During this trip, students will tour the historic Wadsworth Atheneum. They will also participate in a workshop called “Making Myths,” in which they will create their own original artwork in the studio. The sixth grade English and history curriculums both focus on delving deeply into the story-telling tradition and the many facets of our humanity, culminating in the study of classical mythology in the spring; students will be encouraged to examine their own stories throughout the course of the year. Following this workshop, students will enjoy lunch at the Connecticut Science Center. They will have time to explore the Science Center before viewing an iMax film connected to the sixth-grade science curriculum.

Project Adventure Experience (Grade 6)
Students spend two days alternating between class bonding activities on Renbrook's ropes course.

Annual Music Festival Competition Trip (Grades 7 & Grade 8)
This trip is open to students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 who participate in our Jazz Ensemble or Renaissance a capella group. The trip typically alternates between New York and Boston.

Camp Jewell Leadership Trip (Grade 7)
This three-day Grade 7 trip promotes class bonding and team-building activities at beautiful Camp Jewell in Colebrook, Connecticut. This experience helps prepare students for the seventh grade leadership classes in the second half of the year.

Washington, D.C. Trip (Grade 8)
This three-day Grade 8 trip is tied to the students’ study of American history. Highlights of the trip include: a visit to Arlington cemetery to place a Renbrook wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visits to the war memorials, a special program at the Supreme Court, and a tour of the Capitol.

Connecticut State Capitol, Supreme Court & Mark Twain House (Grade 8)
During this trip, students will tour the State Capitol and Legislative Offices building, Supreme Court and the Mark Twain House. The visit to the Capitol and Supreme Court will connect with the U.S. history curriculum and tie into our iconic trip to Washington D.C. in November. The Mark Twain House will allow students to connect to the life and work of a great American author whose work is a part of our English curriculum in both seventh and eighth grade. The following two days will be used to introduce the students to the eighth grade program.

World Language Spring Break Trip (Grades 7 & Grade 8)
This optional trip takes place during spring break each year, alternating between French- and Spanish-speaking countries. The trip is open to Grade 7 and Grade 8; the itineraries are designed to expand the students’ understanding of art, architecture, culture, cuisine and history. This year's trip will be Rome, Italy in 2019.

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