8th Grade New York City Trip

Sep 7, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

The time is already here for the 8th grade students to sign up for their last big hoorah as the American Renaissance School class of 2018! Yes, that’s right! It’s time to sign up for the 8th grade trip to New York City! This year we have an amazing trip planned. We will have the opportunity to tour the city for 3 FULL days! We will take a stroll through Central Park, go on a cruise around the harbor and see the Statue of Liberty and see the Broadway show-plus so much more!. Please take some time to read over the enclosed itinerary for all the details. Pricing for the trip is as follows:

  • Students: $750
  • Chaperones: $750

This price includes the following: transportation on a charter bus to and from the city, transportation around the city, 3 nights stay at a hotel, all tours and entrance fees, tickets to a Broadway show, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners. Not included are meals en route to and from NYC.


We will be leaving Statesville on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00am and returning on Friday, April 27 around midnight.


Students will be staying 4 students per room. This is an 8th grade trip, therefore the students will get the opportunity to stay together. All effort will be made to place students in rooms with their requested roommates. Adults will not be staying in the rooms with students. Adult rooms will be located next to student rooms. Adult rooms will also be 4 person per room. Adults who are interested in staying 2 to a room must know that the cost is $121 extra and you will need to find another adult who is interested in also paying $121 extra. (Single occupancy for an adult is an extra $363.)

Limited Space — First Come, First Served

Due to the rising cost of travel, we will only be able to take one bus. Therefore, the amount of space is limited to 51 people and the space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. That includes both students and chaperones. (Chaperone spaces will be wait listed in order of when Mrs. Berkley receives them and filled after students get a chance to register) Get your deposit and registration form in early!


A $125 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due by October 4 in order to reserve your space on the trip. This is a non-refundable due to the fact that we will be purchasing our Broadway show tickets immediately in order to reserve our seats.


The remaining cost of the trip will be split into payments with specific due dates. You may choose to pay more than the amount due at any time or pay all at once. Please keep up to date with your payments if you choose to follow the payment schedule. You can pay by check/cash brought to the school or by credit card with our Orgs.online payment option.

  • October 4, 2017: $125 non-refundable deposit due
  • November 1, 2017: $125 payment due
  • December 6, 2017: $125 payment due
  • January 3, 2018: $125 payment due
  • February 7, 2018: $125 payment due
  • March 7, 2018: $125 final payment/balance due

Field Trip Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • 1/2 of total amount of payments made are refundable up to 60 days before trip departure.
  • No refunds of payments made up to 30 days before trip departure
  • Students on level 1 or level 2 at the time of the trip will not be eligible to attend the field trip and will forfeit deposit and payments as stated above.


In the past, a group of parents planned fundraisers that the students participated in to raise money that helped to supplement their cost of the field trip. Only students who participated in the fundraisers were eligible for this compensation. If you are interested in organizing this parent fundraising group, please contact Mrs. Waugh.


Please feel free to contact Mrs. Berkley if you have any questions. See below for her contact information.

This is going to be an exciting and fun-filled trip to New York City so don’t miss out! Please send the registration form at the end of the packet along with a $125 deposit per person to Mrs. Berkley as soon as possible and no later than October 4! We hope you can join us!

NYC Trip Information Packet


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