Field Trips at the Riley School

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 1:00pm

Before February vacation, children at the Riley School attended the Bay Chamber sponsored event, Dueling Pianos, at the Camden Opera House. At Riley, the Performing Arts program is designed to be attainable for all ages, with classes in theater, music, chorus, and production. This field trip was specifically for the middle and upper school children ages 7-13, as they begin rehearsal for a spring musical. Next week, the children in lower, middle & upper school will be attending Jazzy Ash and the Leapin’ Lizards, at The Strand, of which Riley is a sponsor. “We are fortunate to have these wonderful, engaging programs available to school children in the midcoast area. It is important to us to support their continued availability,” says Rebecca Clapp, Head of Riley School. 

Throughout this past fall, the American History class has visited the State House, Fort Western, Fort Knox, the Knox Mansion and Joshua Chamberlain’s house in Brunswick, The Natural History class went to the State Museum; and the whole school took a trip to Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. This spring, Art & Pottery facilitator, Alex Martin, is planning a special trip to Boston for the Women Take the Floor exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. As an intentionally small community of learners, the curriculum at Riley allows for a breadth of opportunities for children of all ages.

We invite you to support the Riley School Children’s Fund at the up-coming Flatbread Pizza fundraiser on Tuesday, March 3rd. And we welcome you to visit us on Maple Syrup Sunday, March 22nd for our annual Riley Gold Festival and 5k Sap Run!

Founded as a progressive, ungraded elementary school in 1972, Riley recognizes each child’s unique learning style. At Riley we trust in children as learners. The individualized curriculum challenges children to express themselves and develop their own intellectual and creative capabilities through experimentation, discovery, and vigorous engagement.

Accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges and the Maine State Department of Education, Riley School enrolls children K - 9th grade, and  2–4 yrs for the Wade Acres pre-school program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. For more information visit and call the office 207-596-6405 to schedule a visit.