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Sacramento Country Day School

Beyond the Classroom

Our mission to inspire intellectual discovery extends far outside the walls of our classrooms. Applying skills learned in our extraordinary courses, students take field trips to do original research in the Sacramento Room of the downtown library, bicycle to California State University, Sacrament for internships, study master works at the Crocker Museum, create public murals, and challenge each other to Lazer Tag bouts, just to name a few.

9th Grade—Sierra Nevada Mountains
10th Grade—Greenhorn Guest Ranch

In order to foster community, our 9th and 10th grade students travel as grades to the Sierra Nevada in the opening weeks of school. The First Years focus on camaraderie and teamwork, as they stay in suites together cooking meals in between hiking and rope course activities. The Sophomores enjoy horseback riding, dancing, singing, and campfire at the Greenhorn Guest Ranch. 

11th Grade—Ashland, Oregon

11th grade students dive deeply into their junior English classes with a five-day visit to the Ashland Shakespeare festival, experiencing work class classic and contemporary drama and the delights of the theater community. 

12th Grade—Rafting Trip

12th graders celebrate their senior year with outings to Top Golf, the River Cats, SunSplash, Six Flags, and a three-day camping and rafting trip on the Sacramento River, in addition to dedicated time to visit colleges and complete applications. 

Solar Regatta

Each year our incredible Solar Regatta team comes together under the direction of faculty to participate in the SMUD Solar Regatta challenge at Rancho Seco. This tremendous effort of creative engineering, project management and incredible teamwork illustrates the opportunities our students have to engage in exciting programs and events that interest them. The team repurposes a 14-foot Hobie Catamaran with some structural modifications and spends the night at the Rancho Seco event site, cheering on the team pilot during the day.