Our City as a Classroom

At EECS, we believe that the city is an extension of our classrooms and provides excellent opportunities for children to learn. For example, children studying how to make maps will experience an aerial view of the city at the John Hancock Building Observatory. Throughout the year, every classroom goes on six field trips. These trips are integral to the learning that takes place inside the classroom. At EECS, we believe it is important to expose all students to diverse, engaging cultural and educational experiences.

In the past, students have visited the Morton Arboretum, Lifeline Theater, the Shedd Aquarium, the Children's Museum, the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Field Museum.