7th Grade Boston Trip

We are looking forward to an exciting adventure for our 7th graders! Students will experience the history, culture and life of Boston, MA during a 3-day/2-night stay on May 31-June 2, 2017. The experiences on this trip will enhance the Social Studies curriculum at MS 447. The trip will be facilitated through GO Educational Tours (GOEducationalTours.com).  

Our goal is for all 7th grade students to attend. The cost of the trip will be $427, and we are asking for $437 per student to cover the cost of tour guide tips, and to offset the cost for students who cannot afford the full amount. A timeline for scheduled payments is detailed below. We are planning a number of school-wide and individual fundraising events to offset the cost of the trip. This will reduce the amount each family will need to pay. More information regarding fundraising for the trip will follow soon. Students will also be provided with scholarship opportunities as well. See the registration form for scholarship information.  

Payment plan:

1st  payment and registration paperwork due by Friday, December 16 to Advisory teachers : $100

2nd payment due Wednesday, February 1 $100

3rd due Wednesday, March 1 $100

4th and final payment due Monday, April 3 $137

The cost of the trip per student includes:


  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • Historic Freedom Trail
  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • Bunker hill Monument
  • Harvard University historical tour
  • Time to shop and lunch at Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall
  • Museum of Science
  • Boston Duck Boat Tour
  • Entrance to Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit to the Mayflower II
  • Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners


Chaperones: The 7th grade teachers and staff will be chaperoning the trip. Additional parent chaperones are needed as well!  The cost per chaperone is also $437.  

Candy Sales: Children who wish to sell candy to offset the cost of the trip will be sent home with a 30-piece box of $2 candy worth $60 per box. Children will “earn” $30 towards the cost of the trip with each box they sell. For example, if a child sells 4 boxes, the cost for his/her trip would be reduced by $120. A student who sells 15 boxes will completely cover the cost of the trip! If you would like to donate the money raised from the sale of your candy to the scholarship fund, you should make a note of that on the candy money envelope. We are asking every family to sell at least one box of candy. However, no candy may be sold inside the school building. If you would prefer that your child not be given candy to sell, please notify Mr. Smith.

Please return the completed Registration/Payment Form (blue), DOE Parental Notification/Consent Forms (yellow), and the Emergency/Medical Form (green, OR complete the online emergency contact form) with the first payment of $100 to your child’s Advisory Teacher no later than Friday, December 16th. Checks should be made payable to MS 447. All documentation should be put in an envelope with student’s name and class on the front. You may contact Ms. Haft at Chaft@ms447.org or Mr. Smith at esmith@ms447.org  with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting experience with your children!

Eli Smith and the 7th Grade Staff

Please fill out the forms below: