Student Life


We consider our excursions and day trips essential parts of a classical education that seeks to engage all the senses in the learning process. Excursions are carefully chosen to meet the needs of the student at each grade level, while complementing the curriculum. These experiences not only support the students’ areas of study, but provide for great memories with their classmates.

Please note the list below contains trips traditionally enjoyed by students. Some recent trips have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic as we seek to protect our students’ health and safety.
    • Caldwell Academy seniors and teacher group selfie in Florence.
    • Five Caldwell Academy 3rd-grade girls stand in front of wingspan sign at NC Zoo


Transitional Kindergarten visits the local fire station and Harris Teeter supermarket. Students also have a picnic at the Lewis Recreation Center.
Kindergarten enjoys day trips to the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Historic Bethabara Park, and a picnic with their senior pals at a local park.
1st Grade visits All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, the Spring Arbor assisted living facility, and Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C.
2nd Grade enjoys a visit to our local Homeland Creamery in nearby Julian.
3rd Grade visits Haw River State Park and the North Carolina Zoo.
4th Grade has complemented its curriculum with the Slim Goodbody presentation at Carolina Theater, a trip to Historic Bethabara Park, and a local production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’
5th Grade has enjoyed trips to Old Salem, the state capital area in Raleigh, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the Greensboro Science Center, and an excursion to Pamplin Historical Park in Virginia.


6th Grade typically begins the year with an overnight excursion to Fort Caswell, N.C., where students also spend a day on the USS North Carolina battleship. This excursion supports studies in marine biology and 20th-century history.
7th Grade has featured an overnight excursion to Washington, D.C., a perfect conclusion to the U.S. history curriculum completed in the 5th and 6th grades.
8th Grade takes an overnight camping trip to experience God’s design in nature up-close while forming lasting memories with classmates.
    • Caldwell Academy values excursions as part of the student life experience


9th Grade and 10th Grade enjoy a team-building day at a local ropes course, zip-lining, or hiking.
The 11th Grade curriculum covers early American history and our juniors have enjoyed a multi-night excursion to Gettysburg and Philadelphia.
12th Grade experiences the culmination of classical education, a trip to Italy! We take our seniors on an eight-day trip to Florence and Rome where they see the birthplace of western civilization and witness the history, art, and government studied during their time at Caldwell.

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