Sixth Grade Year

Fig Tree Sixth Grade Year is a values- and identity-based field trip program. Students will visit Ellis Island, the Tenement Museum, Eldridge Street Synagogue, and other physical places of historical, religious or cultural significance, while embarking on journeys of personal discovery as well. 


Similar to our core Fig Tree classes, the Sixth Grade curriculum will cover Jewish holidays, ritual, culture, history and text- and Hebrew will be taught in each lesson. The arc of the Sixth Grade Year will be structured around field trips: with lessons, activities, text and discussion enabling deeper study about the physical locations, their "place" in Jewish history and culture, and their relevance within students' lives. 

Field Trip Schedule 

We're still finalizing the 2017-18 field trip schedule; families who register for Sixth Grade Year will receive a calendar closer to the start of the Fall semester. We are planning to take an average of two trips per trimester, and all field trips will take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Space permitting, parents/ guardians and age-approporate siblings may also attend Sixth Grade Year field trips. Admission fees to specific locations are not included in student's registration.