Field Trips

At Newtown Friends School, we believe in experiential education and the power of exploring places and people outside our regular classrooms. We take advantage of our close proximity to Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York City by visiting many local museums and historic sites. Students in grades 5-8 enjoy overnight, out-of-state trips. Spanish students in grades 7 and 8 may participate in a week-long language immersion trip to Costa Rica.
Here is a selection of recent field trip destinations for each grade:
Pre-K - Academy of Natural Sciences, Honey Hollow Environmental Center, New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
Kindergarten - Newtown Firehouse, Philadelphia Zoo
First Grade - Churchville Nature Center (Native American Lenape Village), Honey Hollow Environmental Center
Second Grade - Pennsbury Manor, Swedish Museum
Third Grade - Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology
Fourth Grade - Pennsylvania State Capitol Building (in Harrisburg), Bartram’s Gardens
Fifth Grade - University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Pocono Educational Environmental Center (three day trip)
Sixth Grade - Religious sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Kol Emet Synagogue, a Methodist Church, Zubaida Foundation, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir), Echo Hill Outdoor School (three day trip)
Seventh Grade - Philadelphia History Museum, Revolutionary Philadelphia, Washington D.C (three day trip)
Eighth Grade - Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring, MD (three day trip), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pocono Mountains (three day trip)
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.