Opportunities for field-based learning in lower school are designed as an intentional progression, gradually venturing further from school and home, to take advantage of nearby resources. All lower school students visit the State Museum, Children Museum, Apple Orchard, Fire Fighter Museum, Marengo Cave, and other interesting places for performing arts, located close by in Indianapolis. Overnight stays are introduced in third and upper levels grade when students and teachers have a sleepover at Morgan Monroe State Forest focused on building community and character. Additionally they go to and spend the day at Indianapolis Zoo as an extension of their science curriculum. Finally, in fifth grade and up they visit the Central Library, Corner Perrier, Buzz Town, and other educative places. This gradual, intentional progression sets the stage for the more involved and challenging adventures to come in middle and upper school.