Field Trips

At Tara, field trips are an essential part of the school’s thematic curriculum.

All field trips are organized at a monthly basis and costs are included in the tuition. Every educator has a parent volunteer that assists with the research and planning of field trips. Field trips  are always on topic with  the geographical studies on going in each class or they are focused on the sciences program.


Previous Course Enrichment Trips:

San Jose Tech Museum

Monterey Bay Acquarium

Live Earth Farm

Museum of Arts and Sciences, San Francisco

Hiking at Garey Ranch Park & Observatory, Monterey

Museum of Asian Art

De Young Museum of Art, San Francisco

Ano Nuevo State Park, San Mateo

De Anza College Fujitsu Planetarium, Cupertino

Crystal Bay Farms

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Yosemite National Park

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Earth Stewards Class Only


Every Year the Earth Stewards’ class led by Lisa Dreyer, prepare for hiking, exploring and studying Yosemite. The students visit waterfalls, ancient Native American sites, enjoy time together making foods and celebrate the near to end scholastic achievements.

Santa Cruz Elemetary School

Please come prepared!

Consider daily meals, snacks, water bottles.

Layer clothing, there may still be snow in some parts.

Proper hiking shoes, preferably water proof.

If sharing suites or rooms with another family, then

Consider to prepare meal schedules and shifts.

Some parents car pool and bring bikes.

Bikes are also available to rent for $10 per day during our stay.

Do not leave food in vehicles!!

Bears love to can open vehicles when they smell “gourmet food”.