In recent years, Middle School students have taken field trips to Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, The Tenement Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Buehler Challenger and Science Center, the Jamaica Bay wetlands, the Newtown Creek Water Treatment Plant, the Brooklyn Museum, and Shakespeare plays around the city. Additionally, students in grades 6-8 get to participate in a full-grade outdoor trip each year. Through these excursions, students gain an appreciation of the natural world while while developing leadership and community skills.
Every year, the entire eighth grade spends a week in Jackson, Wyoming at the Grand Teton Science School where they do field work to examine ecosystems and conduct a stewardship project in the park.
Under the aegis of the World Leadership School, Middle School faculty also accompany a smaller group of 7th and 8th graders to Costa Rica over spring break, for a program that includes a service learning project, Spanish language immersion, and cultural connections with members of a village community.