Winchester School's Field Trips

At Winchester, learning does not just occur in the classroom. Through an array of trips or events that we host throughout the year, children gain broad exposure to theatre, art, music, science and other cultures. These experiences stimulate their mind and provide a backdrop for them to draw upon that is the basis for an educated mind and diverse thought.

Trips that we have taken in the past or events that we have hosted include the Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, National Zoo, National Gallery of Art, Toby's Youth Theatre, Butler's Orchard, the local firestation, Strathmore to see Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bill Jenkins World of Music, a Native American storyteller, Reptile Wonders and Incredible Insects to name just a few.

A list of field trips is provided to parents once plans have been finalized.

All trips are organized with our families' support in mind and parent participation is vital to the success of these programs. 

Students are required to wear their Winchester School t-shirt on field trips as this helps easily idenitify and organize the group.

The year culminates with our very own "Field Day" where parents are encouraged to join in this special day of play and fun for the children!


Winchester School's Graduation

Children completing second grade participate in a graduation ceremony held to honor their achievements and successful completion of their time with us.

It is a very exciting yet bitter-sweet time at Winchester as our students will leave us to attend public and private schools in the area. We will miss them dearly, though we are confident that we have given them the tools they need to succeed wherever they may go.

This small ceremony usually involves only the families of the students moving onto third grade and it takes place either at the school or in a nearby location in June. The students prepare very diligently for this big day by developing a special creative project to share with their families.

It is a celebration of their time at Winchester.

Winchester School's Parties

We know how to party!

Throughout the year, we have many events that we celebrate to enrich our students' experiences and to shake up our routines and have some fun! Here are just a few examples, in no particular order:

  • Birthdays
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Winter Holiday Break
  • Spring Break
  • Valentine's Day
  • End of school

Our families are involved in our events, either through their culinary contributions - which always help make the parties special! - or through their presence and organizational help. Sign up sheets are placed in the main hallway and families are free to choose how to best participate in making these events special, and yes, we do count on our families to help make these events special!


Winchester School's International Dinner

The International Dinner deserves special it is the highlight of our celebrations together.

The International Dinner is the yearly event which sees all of the Winchester Family - teachers, children, and their families - come together for an evening of sharing and entertainment.

Taking place in a specifically selected location, we come together to celebrate our many different backgrounds for an evening of sharing food and traditions, which is opened by a special performance by our students. Families and children are encouraged to wear traditional outfits and share their country of origin's traditions.

It is a great way to start getting to know each other as a new school year begins!


Birthdays at Winchester School

Birthdays are celebrated at Winchester and we try to make each child feel special and celebrated.

Parents are encouraged to bring a snack, such as cupcakes or cookies, for their children to share with their classmates.

Birthday parties are reserved for outside of school; our families are kindly requested to organize their events privately and not to use the school cubicles to exchange invitations. Our students are very smart and quickly pick up when there are events being organized. No one likes not to be included so we ask our families to keep that in mind when they make special arrangements to celebrate their children's birthday.





We honor every birthday!