Washington DC Trip

Trip Description

During eighth grade, Dexter students study American History. As an activity to enrich the curriculum, students are offered the opportunity to attend Washington DC as an eighth grade class. We, along with our travel coordinator NationsClassroom, believe that Washington, DC is the ultimate classroom experience.
The students will enjoy experiencing our government first hand when they visit the U.S. Capitol Building, White House and Supreme Court. They will also be inspired by their trips to the Smithsonian museums such as the Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, American Indian Museum, African Art Museum, Natural History Museum and much more. The students will most certainly be awed by the various monuments and memorials including the Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, MLK, and Vietnam Memorials.
  • 2024 trip scheduled for April 22-26


We do not yet have finalized itineraries for the 2024 trip. However, you can take a look at the 2022 trip itineraries below for a good idea of what the trip looks like.

students visit the Vietnam Memorial wall

Important Dates

Trip Registration Deadline

Date: October 31, 2023

DC ChaperoneS ONLY Info Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: MC Media Center

DC ChaperoneS/PARENT Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 1o, 2024
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: MC Media Center