Academic Trips at SAIS

Our grade level trips are new as of the 2019-2020 school year. In spite of all the complications caused by Covid, we were able to run our second year of trips for our upper elementary and secondary students in 2020-2021. On May 5-7th, our 4th and 5th graders went to Xichong, while our 6th – 9th graders went to Xi’an. Leadership skills were learned on both trips through hiking, service projects, tide-pooling, biking, sufing and much more. While also building relationships with one another, and developing independence and resilience through leaving their families and homes, the upper grade students also used it as a way to experience the history they were studing in class as well as the real effects of climate change they learned about in their STEM project.