Field Trips

At VPS, field trips are an integral part of our overall curriculum. They allow students real-world experiences that reinforce their classroom learning. We give particular emphasis to the following trips:

Fourth Grade

A four-day trip to San Francisco and Sacramento is the highlight of our fourth grade program. While on this trip, students experience camping, pioneer living, and panning for gold, and they visit a wide variety of historical places.

Fifth Grade

VPS fifth-grade students experience a five-day trip to the Pali Institute, situated in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, minutes from Lake Arrowhead. Here, students participate in an outdoor education school and science camp.

Sixth and Seventh Grades

Students from these two grades join together for a multiple-day excursion to such destinations as the Colorado River, Joshua Tree National Park, or Catalina Island.

Eighth Grade

Eighth graders travel to Washington DC to reinforce their studies of U.S. History and to better understand our democratic process.