Study Tours

Downtown and Sugar Mill Pond Study Tours

Study tours are a distinctive feature of an Ascension education and another way students actively engage with the curriculum, build community, and develop life skills. This expeditionary education brings classroom learning to life and provides memorable experiences that last a lifetime.

Trips are optional, and the cost varies based on the destination and length of the trip. These age-appropriate trips provide opportunities for students to practice personal responsibility and good behavior accompanied by their teachers.

Our youngest students enjoy field trips to museums, musical theatre performances, zoos and nature stations. Beginning in fourth grade, Ascension students have the opportunity to travel on overnight trips. Parents and teachers work together to determine each student’s readiness for overnight trips.

Examples of previous study tours:

  • 3rd grade: Day-trips to Louisiana Historical Sites and Baton Rouge State Capitol
  • 4th grade: Two-day campout inside Downtown Aquarium Houston, Texas
  • 5th grade: Introduction to Middle School at a Camp Hardtner Retreat; Five-day Early American History tour of Washington DC and Colonial Williamsburg
  • 6th grade: Three-day tour of Dallas, Texas
  • 7th grade: Four-day tour of Louisiana visiting historic sites studied during the school year
  • 8th grade: Five-day American History study tour of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts
  • 9th grade: Two-day canoe trip to Okatoma, Mississippi
  • 10th grade: Three day study trip to Dallas, Texas
  • 11th grade: Four-day college tour to visit six to eight colleges and universities across the South

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