Expeditions

Expeditions are long-term, in-depth studies focused around a compelling topic. They offer students an opportunity to explore social studies and science content deeply and make real-world connections that inspire higher levels of academic achievement. Learning expeditions involve students in original research, critical thinking, and problem solving. They build character along with academic skills and make learning come alive for every student.


"Expeditions are special for us because we don't just get to learn, we get to go deeper and discover more about content through books, watching videos, and going on field studies. If we didn't go on expeditions we wouldn't learn as much information. It was fun but we were also learning at the same time!"
- KINGSLEY, STUDENT

2018 Fall Expeditions

  • Preschool - Families & Stories
  • Prekindergarten - Exercise
  • Kindergarten - Community
  • First Grade - Economics
  • Second Grade - Law
  • Third Grade - DC History
  • Fourth Grade - Jamestown
  • Fifth Grade - Chemistry
  • Sixth Grade - Food Economics
  • Seventh Grade - Legacy of Slavery in US History
  • Eighth Grade - Genetics

2019 Spring Expeditions

  • Preschool - Gardening
  • Prekindergarten - Building
  • Kindergarten - Physics of Marble Runs
  • First Grade - Spiders
  • Second Grade - Flight
  • Third Grade - Geology
  • Fourth Grade - Anacostia
  • Fifth Grade - US Founding
  • Sixth Grade - Climate Change
  • Seventh Grade - Physics
  • Eighth Grade - Public Spaces & Antiquity