Field Trips

Grammar School Field Trip Highlights

Annual Trips
Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students enjoy three field trips each year.  BCS Field Trips are fun outings that enrich classroom studies and develop awareness of local geography and landmarks.  Classes visit the George Wallace Tunnel, Exploreum Museum, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and Gulf Coast Zoo.  Students get to attend a jousting tournament, local theater and musical productions, and pick blueberries.  Fifth Grade students travel to the state capitol and spend a day at American Village. Sixth Grade students travel to Washington D.C. for a five day tour of our nation’s capitol.
Mercy Field Trips
Students at Bayshore attend an annual, age-appropriate mercy field trip or service project.  The youngest students visit a local retirement home to deliver handmade cards and perform songs and recitations for the residents.  The older grades volunteer at Prodisee Pantry and Ecumenical Ministries, visit the Veteran’s Home to play Bingo with the residents and give a short recitation performance, and participate in the annual Coastal Clean-up service day.

Upper School Field Trip Highlights

Fine Arts Experiences
Life performances allow students to make connections to literature and other cultures through theatre, dance, and music. Students in all grade levels have the opportunity to experience a variety of local performances each year. Students in some grade levels travel to the Alabama Shakespeare festival and the Trumbauer competition.
Historical Museums and Exhibits
In connection with their studies, students from all grade levels will visit local and regional museums and exhibits. Students of Ancient History visit exhibits from Ancient Egypt and the Ark of the Covenant. During the study of the Renaissance, students visit art museums to experience the work of the Enlightening. Modern History students visit the Civil Rights exhibits and the D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Human Anatomy and Physiology students visit the USA Patient Simulation Lab and Gross Anatomy Outreach programs. These hands-on experiences offer an opportunity for students to put their Human Anatomy and Physiology knowledge to use.
SIFAT Retreat
Students in the 9th grade take part in a Learn and Serve weekend retreat at SIFAT in Lineville, Alabama.  Our students stay in a mock Global Village to experience what life is like in a remote village in a third world country, prepare their meals over an open fire, and work jobs common to their village. This experience increases awareness and compassion for the less fortunate while preparing our students for mission work.
Alabama Junior Classical League Competition
Honors Latin students in Rhetoric School travel to Samford University each year to compete in AJCL. AJCL is a state organization promoting appreciation and enthusiasm for studying Latin and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome. Students compete in Athletic Olympiad, Academic Olympiad, Artistic Olympiad, Costume Competitions, Mythology Stand-Down, and Certain. The students also have the opportunity to run for student office for the Executive Board. Our students represent BCS well and have been awarded in every category.
Senior Grand Tour
The capstone experience of a Bayshore education is the Senior Grand Tour. The Senior Grand Tour provides a cultural legacy of classical antiquity, the Renaissance, and the Christian Reformation. Seniors have the opportunity to travel to Greece and Rome to experience firsthand the grandeur of the Colosseum, the Parthenon, and works of classical art. The Senior Grand Tour is led by certified and experienced mentor guides and is attended by seniors, their parents, and faculty members.