Field Trips

School trips are an important part of the SMNS experience, expanding our learning beyond the walls of our classroom. Children three years old and older will visit the Philadelphia Free Library located at 40th and Walnut Streets, the Annenberg Center for child-friendly performances and walking expeditions throughout the University of Pennsylvania campus. Families are welcome and strongly encouraged to join us on all of our trips away from the nursery school facility.

It is understood that a general permission form completed when your child begins attending SMNS allows us to travel with children to places such as the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts and the library.

During the summer months of July and August, students travel further distances and transportation is provided. No car seats are necessary. Students are secured with seat belts.

Staff taking students on trips will bring: Emergency Contact Information Book, first aid kit, diaper/wipes, water and a charged cell phone. Teacher/Child ratios will be maintained or increased during trips.   Volunteers and parent helpers will be used to ensure the adult/child ratio is 1adult to 4 children or better on walking excursions. Volunteers and parent helpers may NOT be unsupervised with children during field trips.