Field Studies

The Importance of Field Studies

At Oakhill Academy, we believe that field studies are a key component of school instruction; they broaden the educational experience and make a subject more relevant and more relatable. As a STEAM based school, we understand that students might be good at reciting facts and memorizing procedures, but they often don’t make the connection unless they experience it first hand. Field trips connect the dots for students by providing real experiences related to all content areas. The active and engaged learning that field studies provides inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying and allows them to see how ideas are connected. Teaching in such a contextual manner promotes collaboration, critical thinking and knowledge retention.

Elementary School Program

Science Emphasis

  • Astro Camp
  • Bates Nut Farm & Pumpkin Patch
  • Disneyland
  • La Jolla Scripps Aquarium
  • Legoland
  • Penny Pickles Science Museum
  • Sea World
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Santa Rosa Plateau

Literature, Social Studies, Cultural, and Arts Emphasis

  • Brig Pilgrim
  • Huntington Library
  • Native American Awareness Conference
  • Rawhide Ranch
  • Reuben H Fleet
  • San Diego Mission DeAcala
  • Temecula Theater

Middle School Program

Science Emphasis

  • Catalina Island Marine Institute
  • Pala Mine

Literature, Social Studies, Cultural, and Arts Emphasis

  • East Coast: Boston, New York, Philadelphia
  • Europe: Italy
  • Los Angeles: Getty/Olivera Street
  • Los Angeles: Getty Villa/Museum of Tolerance
  • Los Angeles: LACMA/Griffith Park
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Old Globe Theater

Leadership Emphasis

  • Disneyland Youth Leadership
  • Pali Mountain Leadership Camp


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