Field Trips

2019-20 School year

  • The Field Trip program provides students with a wide variety of educational, hands-on learning opportunities throughout Southern California.
  • Families provide transportation to and from our outings and participate in each experience with their student.
  • Gorman and our learning partners provide supplemental learning materials prior to or during our outings
  • Monthly outings are varied in subjects and ages covered to allow for expanded experiential learning that really helps learning “stick”.
  • Some of our fun learning experiences have included whale watching, the LA County Fair, the LA Museum of Art, Legoland, the ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the LA Science Center, and many other wonderful locations.
  • Parents can pick and choose which outings to attend so they can correlate learning to what their student is studying.

Upcoming Field Trips

Whale Watching, Newport, Monday, May 4, 11 a.m.

RSVP/Cancel by Friday, April 24

  • RSVP by Friday, April 24. If you have to cancel for ANY reason after April 24, you WILL have to reimburse GLCN for ALL of your tickets.
  • Open to GLCN students, minor-aged siblings, and custodial parents/guardians–no extended family or friends.
  • $11 for siblings and parents (siblings age 0-2 are $2.50)
  • Gorman pays for all Gorman students who ATTEND
  • Metered or flat rate parking available. Plan on about $10
  • View majestic whales (the last two years have been AMAZING)
  • Watch dolphins race your boat
  • Laugh at lazy seals lounging on buoys
  • Enjoy a lovely day on the ocean and at the beach

RSVP to [email protected] 

  1. Students’ names and grade level who are wishing to attend
  2. Minor-aged siblings’ names and ages
  3. Parent/custodial guardian name wishing to attend
  4. Contact phone number
  5. PLT name (Personalized Learning Teacher—Gorman Teacher)
  6. Field trip being reserved
whale watching

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. Descanso Gardens has closed.

We’ll reschedule for 2020-21 school year!

Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, Monday, April 6

  • Enjoy the varied gardens in Spring, including the Japanese gardens, California natives gardens, Oak Forest, Ancient Forest, and so much more
  • Bring a picnic and eat in the designated picnic spot
  • Note: the Enchanted Railroad will most likely NOT be running at the gardens that day

LA Sparks basketball game and tour

May date to be determined with the Sparks schedule is availableNOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RSVPs

  • Check back for more information once the new season has been scheduled.

Disneyland, Anaheim, Thursday, May 21

RSVP–Packets and payment must be RECEIVED in the REDLANDS office by Monday, April 6

  • RSVP by submitting special Disney permission slip and payment to the Redlands office by Monday, April 6. Limited spots available–awarded on first packet received-first served basis.  Please see details on Disney flier.
  • Open to GLCN Class of 2020 grads and one guest, aged 16-22 years old.
  • $120 single park ticket with charter bus transportation/$170 park hopper ticket with charter bus transportation.
  • MANDATORY charter bus transportation
  • Gorman DOES NOT pay for this outing
  • See flier and permission slip for more details
  • grad nte flier 2020
  • field trip permission slip 2020 disneyland

E-permission Slip  <—click that link
(required once per school year)

Please note:  Completing the e-permission slip is required once per year for each minor-aged child wishing to attend our outings (including itty bitty infants), but DOES NOT constitute a field trip reservation! 

FOR EACH field trip, please send a separate e-mail to [email protected] with the following information:

  1. Students’ names and grade level who are wishing to attend
  2. MINOR-aged siblings’ names and ages who are wishing to attend
  3. Parent/custodial guardian name wishing to attend (no extended family)
  4. Contact phone number
  5. PLT name (Personalized Learning Teacher—Gorman Teacher)
  6. Field trip being reserved

CANCELLATIONS:   Please note–If you have to cancel any outing for any reason AFTER the RSVP/Cancellation date, you WILL be required to reimburse Gorman for ALL of your unused ticket fees incurred (including students).

Though we would love to include extended family our field trips are limited to our students, their MINOR-aged siblings, and their custodial parent/guardian.  It is difficult for our destinations to accommodate such a large and varied group as ours so we must respect their requirements, and we must leave our available spots to be used by our students.