Field Trips and the Environmental Learning Program
Pacific Elementary School is dedicated to hands-on real-world learning, including field trips. Teachers make extensive use of learning opportunities within walking distance, including citizen science projects using the local San Vicente Creek and the Davenport Beaches. Students in all grades have opportunities to participate in local and more distant field trips at various times during each school year.
Families participating in the Independent Study Program organize approximately three field trips each month throughout the school year, including program-wide camping trips, visits to museums, beaches, local small businesses, community service projects, and much more.
Students in Fifth and Sixth Grade participate in a multi-day environmental living program field trip each May. Students collectively fund raise for the program throughout the year, which presents numerous opportunities for learning and practicing entrepreneurship, leadership, economics, and cooperation. The trip itself typically becomes a highlight of the students' elementary education.