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.
  • 2022 trip scheduled for April 25-29

Important Dates

Trip Registration Deadline

Date: October 15, 2021

DC ChaperoneS ONLY Info Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: MC Media Center

DC ChaperoneS/PARENT Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: MC Media Center
students visit the Vietnam Memorial wall


Every year, our trip itinerary is customized for the specific number of students and timing of the trip. The 2022 trip itinerary is not yet finalized for that reason. However, you can view past  itineraries below to get an idea of how the trip might look for students. Updated itineraries will be provided in the spring of 2022.