First graders stepped back in time for a day to learn what school was like for children in a one room schoolhouse 100 years ago.

Educational Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

A major highlight for every student at St. Martin’s develops from special efforts to expand their experiences beyond the classroom.  Each year the middle school students take a three day trip to an outdoor retreat center and it proves to be one of their most memorable experiences at St. Martin’s. From team building to challenging themselves as individuals, this experience brings them closer together as a group and expands their understanding of God in their lives.  They participate in such activities as a 3-hour educational mountain hike, repelling, zip lining, rock wall climbing, exploring aquatic communities, and much more. The lower school visits Echo Hill Outdoor School

on a two-day trip to experience the life of and nature around the Chesapeake Bay and learn how they can help preserve the Bay.


In addition to the outdoor schools, our students visit the National Zoo, National Aquarium, St. Mary’s City, Annapolis to do geo-caching, Wiliamsburg, VA, numerous trips to Washington DC, One Room Schoolhouse, New York City and many others.  The faculty is always willing to explore new educational opportunities for the students.

The goal of these trips is to expand the students’ learning experience with hands-on interaction, team work, and individual confidence building. The lessons learned on these trips are incorporated into the course curriculum to provide additional, rich learning experiences for the students.