The Grade 7 Trip to Philadelphia’s Historic Sites Included A “Rocky” Moment

Poly’s Grade 7 students, deans, and teachers visited Philadelphia for two days to enhance both the history and science curricula. During their visit, students explored Philadelphia’s Historic District and visited some of the city’s museums and iconic locations.

Stops included the Franklin Institute, one of the oldest science museums in the country, full of hands-on exhibits on everything from earthbound sports to outer space. The students also saw the Liberty Bell, visited Independence Hall—where you can see the actual inkstand used to sign the Declaration of Independence and an original draft of the Constitution—and Congress Hall, home to the U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800 back when Philadelphia was the country’s temporarily capital. They also stopped by the United States Mint, and made their way to the Philadelphia Art Museum, where OF COURSE they climbed the steps made famous in the film Rocky… but one step at a time, for the sake of safety.

Middle School Grade 7 Philadelphia
Middle School curricular travel to Philadelphia.