At Lawrence Woodmere Academy, students learn in many settings and structures.
- Our students start venturing outside the school as young as Kindergarten, where we begin to expand their knowledge about animal and marine life. The Kindergarten class visits the New York Aquarium and Green Meadows Farm. At the farm, they pick up unhatched eggs, take them back to the school, and observe them through the hatching process and first days of life. They then return the chicks to the farm.
- Lower and Middle School's Outdoor Education trips provide opportunities for students to visit environmental camps or cities such as Washington D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia.
- Third-graders set sail in an 80-foot sailing vessel in Oyster Bay's Soundwaters.
- The seventh grade visits Boston to coincide with their learning of Colonial times. They visit Boston Harbor and live the history of the Boston Tea Party. The duck tours and visit to Fenway Park are a lot of fun for all.
- Students in eighth grade travel to Washington D.C. to relive the birth of the country. They visit the White House, Capitol Hill, monuments and museums.
- New York City is frequently the destination for special day trips, which may include attending Broadway theatrical productions, museums, ethnic restaurants, and other settings for experiential learning.
- First- and second-graders venture to the Queens Science Center to explore water, matter, and electricity. Second-graders also expand their knowledge at the Long Island Aviation Museum.
- Trips on foot are taken to local businesses. Students’ calculate their bills at local restaurants and their tax at stores. They walk to the nursing home, other schools and sites for community projects. Sometimes they just go out for a special lunch.
- Math competitions and other conferences are a bus ride away at local universities.
- Other trips include the Anti-Bias consortium and lectures at other schools.
All of these situations enhance the learning experience for students throughout the school year, well beyond the classroom walls.