Boulder Country Day School values enrichment education as a vital part of our school experience. Whether bringing topic specialists, community leaders, artists or athletes to campus or having our students leave school for field trips and overnights, our goal is to help our students make genuine connections between their classroom learning and the community around them. Experiential, hands-on learning that connects to classroom studies is one of the many pedagogies employed at BCD and one that we use to diversify our robust curriculum
grade classes participate in carefully chosen and organized field trips every year. These trips provide added value by helping students make meaningful connections outside of their daily learning. Trips are linked to classroom activity whether it be a preschool trip to the pumpkin patch, a 2nd
grade trip to the Butterfly Museum, a 3rd
grade trip to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR
), the 5th
grade viewing of BCD parent-made movie Chasing Ice
or the Middle School
trip to the Da Vinci Exhibit in Denver. Field Trips are also a great way for BCD parents
to get involved with BCD as they are often invited to accompany students on the trips.
In addition to guest speakers and day trips, BCD also provides opportunities for extended enrichment for students in 4th
grades. These trips, support classroom learning and create real-world connections. These trips also provide opportunities for team-building, leadership training and character development.