Middle School Trips
Class trips constitute an essential component of the middle school experience, opening students’ minds to the world outside of Weston and creating invaluable opportunities for them to learn more about their peers and themselves. See below for pictures and videos of each trip.
Over the course of this 10-day, immersive experience, 8th graders participate in a vibrant cultural exchange, apply their lessons in environmental science to the stunning tropical landscape, and engage in service to the local community. Thrust into an unfamiliar environment, students reflect on their growth and their educational journey as they prepare to embark on the next stage in their careers. They return with a stronger sense of self and a deeper understanding of the wider world to which they belong.
In addition to the grade-level class trips, Meadowbrook offers three optional summer trips. These trips are rotated on an annual basis so that middle school students have the opportunity to take all three trips during their middle school years if they wish. Adventures abound and knowledge awaits in South Africa, China, and down south for the Civil Rights trip.
Students return to Costa Rica in the summer for a more deeply immersive community engagement experience working with youth displaced from their families and/or indigenous communities deep in the rainforest. The trips always include both interpersonal exchange activities and site improvement projects.