DMHS Trip Information and Forms

DMHS School Trips – what are trips and why are they such an important part of our program?

When Dr. Montessori originally proposed Montessori education for adolescents, she recommended that we create a boarding program for adolescents to meaningfully practice what it means to be an adult in community. At DMHS, we meet this vision as well as we can through extended day trips that occur twice per year. On our trips, we hope to create the following experiences and opportunities:

Adult like duties: Planning committees, job charts, captains for the day, distributed responsibilities.

Moral Development: Reflection and journaling

Learning to Care for the Community: Preparing and cleaning up from meals, setting up tents together, working through conflicts, having fun together.

Community Bonding: Time away from school that strengthens relationships between students and the adults. Also creating opportunities for tight knit social circles to loosen up and engage with other social circles. Fostering meaningful communication by creating technology free experiences.

Group problem solving and celebration: Morning and evening closing circle that allow the community to plan for the day in the morning and debrief about the day in the evening.

Developing resiliency and adaptability: Going beyond comfort zone into the personal challenge zone. Problem solving as inevitable logistic and other challenges (such as weather) arise.

Nature exploration: Camping and hiking



High School (10th -12th grade)  Trips:  Wednesday, September 8th – Friday, September 10th

Farm School (7th -9th grade) Trips:  Tuesday, August 31st – Friday, September 2nd

A reminder that Friday, September 3rd is a non-student contact day


All Fall Trips:  $125  Pay here on MySchoolBucks here

Trips are an integral part of our Montessori Program and these experiences are  essential to creating a strong and vibrant DMHS community.  We  want all students to attend and need all families to contribute  as the school budget is not able to support the cost of trips.    Please contact to set up a payment plan or to apply for a scholarship if necessary.


The High School will be going on 3 different Fall trips with their advisements. We will be traveling to Chatfield Reservoir, Jackson Lake and Cherry Creek State Park. Advisements will be at the following locations:



The High School will be going on 3 different Fall trips with their advisements. We will be traveling to Chatfield Reservoir, Jackson Lake and Cherry Creek State Park. Advisements will be at the following locations:

Michelle and Cori’s Advisements and Tate: Jackson Lake

Annie and Mary’s Advisements:

Bryan and Robin’s Advisements:

Sakeenah’s Advisement and Yao/Matt:

Packing Lists:

Farm School Fall 2019 Advisement Trip Packing List

Permission Forms:

Forms must be signed and notarized. Forms from the fall trip are valid for the trips all year.

TRIP Forms 2021-22

Please include a copy of your insurance card or have us make of copy of it at the school.

Medical Forms:

If your student needs to bring medication on the trip, please make sure to fill out the medication form release form  (please note that this INCLUDES over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or allergy medication, epi-pens and inhalers).   This form must be signed by a physician. This form is valid for the entire 2019-20 school year.    ALL MEDICAL FORMS AND MEDICINES ARE DUE BY AUGUST 12, 2021 for the Fall Trips.