Derryfield has announced an exciting array of domestic and international opportunities for our middle and upper school students for the 2018-2019 year. The deadline for all program registrations and financial aid applications is October 4. Limited financial assistance is available and we encourage families to apply using the financial aid application.
Grades: 6 - 8 March 18 - 21, 2019 Cost: $1100 - $1300 Students will travel early Monday morning via Amtrak to Manhattan, and will stay in a midtown hotel. They will spend four days visiting sights such as the 9/11 Memorial/Museum, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, the Museum of Natural History, and attending a Broadway show. While in the city, students will travel by foot as well as subway. The group will return Thursday evening.
Grades: 6 - 8 March 16 - 23, 2019 (dates may change + - 1 day once roster and flights are finalized) Cost: $2900 - $3300
Monteverde, a rural, mountainous community located in the beautiful Tilarán Mountains of Costa Rica will be the home base for this trip. Students will spend time at the Monteverde Friends School and will also be involved with the Monteverde Institute exploring and learning about the rich biodiversity of ecosystems in the region. Of course, a Costa Rica experience would not be complete without hiking, zip- lining, and other outdoor activities!
Grades: Students must be 16 or older by March 17, 2019 March 17 - 24, 2019 Cost: $1000 - $1200
Entering our thirteenth year of Habitat for Humanity service, Derryfield students and chaperones will travel to North Carolina by charter bus to work with the Forsyth County Habitat for Humanity chapter. The group will spend a week in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, building homes alongside construction staff and local volunteers. Aside from working hard and learning new skills, students will come home with a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for the need for affordable housing for working families.
Grades: 9-12 March 13 - 28, 2019 (dates may change + - 1 day once roster and flights are finalized) Cost: $4900 - $5200
Utilizing the power of place as a tool for learning, this trip will take us from the beaches of Normandy to the streets of Paris, Munich, and Berlin in search of understanding the role of Nazism in WWII and the Holocaust. On the north shore of France, students will touch the sands of Omaha Beach, the bloodiest beach of the D-Day Invasion, as they hear about those who gave their “last full measure of devotion”to ensure that Europe would be free. In Munich, students will walk “Shirkers’ Lane,” a street that some Munich citizens took to avoid saluting a Nazi memorial and in so doing, express a small bit of resistance to the Nazi regime. In Dachau, students will consider the horrific outcome of the Nazis’ Final Solution at a concentration camp. Along the way, they will have the opportunity to eat in, stay in, and appreciate some of Europe’s most famous cities!
Despite its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most geographically and ecologically diverse countries in the world, boasting 4.5% of the world’s biodiversity. On this trip, we will be observing and interacting with many of these species, but predominantly with the largest extant sea turtle, the leatherback. These behemoths weigh approximately 1000 lbs, and only come ashore to nest on a few beaches around the world. With our partners at Ecology Projects International, we will be spending four days on a leatherback nesting beach on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Students will be collecting data on nesting sea turtles during a nightly census, and using these data to complete a mini-research project. For the second part of the trip we will be heading to a rainforest to walk beneath the lush canopies, and learn about the immense biodiversity of tropical flora and fauna. Pura Vida!
Grades: 9 - 10 Mid July - Late August 2019 Cost: Airfare, miscellaneous expenses and spending money
The Derryfield School has developed partnerships with the Durban Girls' College, a girls' high school in South Africa, and Wynberg Boys' School in Cape Town, South Africa. Two of our ninth/tenth grade boys and girls will have the opportunity to attend these schools and live with a host family for six weeks next summer. In exchange, the Derryfield students participating in this program will host a student from the South African schools for six weeks during the Winter 2019 term in New Hampshire.
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How to Register
For registration forms and trip itineraries, log into derryfield.myschoolapp.com and check the Global Trip Info section on the Resource Board.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.