Virtual Field Trip Frequently Asked Questions
What virtual field trips do you offer?
We currently offer four virtual field trip experiences, including programs for STEAM and Social Studies learners. All our programs include image inquiry, engaging discussions with trained educators, and activities. For more information, see the program descriptions.
How can I schedule a virtual field trip for my class?
To schedule a virtual field trip, please fill out our online booking form.
What web platform do you use for your virtual field trips?
We do most of our programs on Zoom, but please tell us which platform you use while booking and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
What happens if we are disconnected during our program?
If technical difficulties arise, our educators will work to reconnect with you for five (5) minutes. If technical issues persist after five minutes and less than 50% of your program time has elapsed, we will work to reschedule your program.
How should I prepare my students for the program?
Please review your program’s web platform with your students prior to your virtual field trip. There are also free additional resources available with suggestions for pre-program activities.
How many students are included in one class?
The maximum number of students per class is 25 students.
How much does a virtual field trip cost?
A 45-minute facilitated program is $125 per class of 25 students. Virtual Verticals are $150 per class.
Please contact our Public Education department at [email protected] or (212) 932-7347 for special rates for Title 1 schools.
What are your payment, rescheduling, and cancellation policies?
For payment, please call the Education Office at (212) 932-7347 with a credit card, or send a check to:
Cathedral St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Groups must pay in full at least 72 hours in advance of the program. If you need to reschedule or cancel your virtual field trip, please contact the Education Office (212-932-7347) at least 72 hours in advance. If you fail to do so, you will be charged the full program rate.
Can I visit the Cathedral in-person with my class?
In accordance with health and safety guidelines, the Cathedral is currently closed for school group visits.
Will the virtual field trip be live from the Cathedral?
For safety, our educators are at home and not in the Cathedral. However, every virtual field trip includes images from the Cathedral, as well as discussion questions and activities.
What accommodations do you make for groups who have special needs?
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students are welcome. Please contact us to discuss any special needs prior to your program date. We are more than happy to discuss all the options available.