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5 Fun Weekend Excursions Students at Boarding Schools in the USA Can Look Forward To

Boarding school experience 18 April 2017

While students at top boarding schools are expected to work hard to achieve good grades, socialising and having fun is just as important, with a range of extracurricular activities available where they can relax, make friends, and enjoy themselves during their spare time.

At CATS Boston, a big part of the recreational calendar for students is the school’s regular weekend excursions. These exciting trips include a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, fun days out, and even enriching educational experiences.

The weekend excursions on offer can vary from year to year, but here are just of a few of the fun activities which students have enjoyed in the past.         

1. American Boarding School Students Will Love Six Flags Amusement Park 

For a really exciting day out, nothing beats a trip to an amusement park, and students at CATS Boston are lucky enough to be near one of the very best. Six Flags is an amusement park chain with locations all over America, and the oldest of these is just a couple of hours away from the school in Agawam, Massachusetts.

Students can enjoy a fun day at Six Flags

There, students can experience a wide range of thrilling rollercoasters, enjoy live entertainment, shopping and dining, or cool off in the Hurricane Harbor Water Park. It’s a great day out for students, giving them a chance to really relax and have fun after a hard week of school work.

2. International High School Diploma Students Can Enjoy a Variety of Museums

Other weekend excursions on offer for international high school diploma students are more educational. Boston is full of amazing museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History, all of which offer their own unique learning experience. Many museums also offer special activities and guided tours for class groups too, helping to make the trips more enriching and fun for students.

Museums like the Museum of Fine Arts make for a wonderful weekend activity

 3. Learn About US Heritage with Visits to Historic Sites

As one of the first pilgrim settlement areas in the United States and the site of many important events during the American Revolution, Boston and the surrounding area has a rich history. Some possible weekend excursions may include activities that allow students to explore this rich heritage. For example, students could visit nearby historical towns like Concord and Gloucester, where they can learn more about the lives of early American settlers.

Towns like Concord in Massachusetts are rich in history

4. Sample American Classical Music at the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining the city’s music lovers for over a century. The orchestra is based in Symphony Hall, a beautiful downtown venue which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1999.

Featuring some the best musicians in the world, this talented group puts on a variety of brilliant events every year, sometimes even featuring virtual and electronic media elements, and their concerts are sure to be a real treat for students.   

5. Hit the Slopes during winters at American Boarding School

It can get pretty chilly in Boston during the winter, but that does not mean the fun has to stop for American boarding school students. During the cold weather, students have the chance to try out some winter sports, with several popular ski resorts located nearby. This can be an extra special experience for students who come from warmer climates, who may not have had the chance to try skiing before.

Students might get the chance to go skiing in winter

Want to find out more about what students at boarding school in the USA can expect?

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