Field Trips

Second Grade Field TripA TDS education extends far beyond our campus.  Students of all ages take trips to reinforce the curricular program. First graders explore a cave to rock pan during their study of geology in science.  Third graders attend the NC Symphony and are challenged to identify specific instruments and particular patterns within the music. Triangle Day School takes advantage of the vast educational opportunities around the area, as trips are carefully planned with purpose and curricular connections.

Overnight trips include the fourth grade beach trip to Beaufort, NC, the Great Fifth Grade Adventure (GFGA), Middle School trip to Williamsburg, VA or Washington, DC.  A signature Lower School experience, the GFGA is planned by our 5th graders.  Each student plans an educational trip with a researched budget, activities, itinerary, transportation, lodging, logistics, food, etc. within a certain driving radius.  Then, students present their trips to the rest of the class using a poster, PowerPoint, or other methods.  All students then vote to determine the class destination!  Past trips took students to Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Baltimore.  TDS strives to make every aspect of field trips a learning experience, even the planning stages.

Field Trips by Grade Level – 2016-2017


Pumpkin Patch
Senior Living Service Learning
Neighborhood walk
Post Office / Krispy Kreme
Marbles Kids Museum
Bull City Gymnastics

1st Grade
2nd Grade

Nasher Museum of Art & Duke Gardens
Senior Community Center
Schoolhouse of Wonder
Urban Ministries of Durham
Greensboro Science Center

3rd Grade

Senior Community Center
SchoolHouse of Wonder
Old Salem
Carrboro Arts Center
Duke Gardens
WRAL TV Station

4th Grade
5th Grade