Free Time, Guest Speakers & Field Trips
Sample extracurricular activities at U.S. Grant
After classes everyday, students partake in Purdy Time: a mix of fun programmed activities and free play named after legendary U.S. Grant teacher Sam Purdy. Purdy Time can takes several different forms: Free Purdy Time includes board games, outdoor favorites such as Capture the Flag and Kickball, arts and crafts, and chatting with teachers! Theme Days include special institutional programming, with new games and activities. Other days, Guest Speakers and Performers from Yale and New Haven are invited present for students. And last but not least, on Fridays, there are no elective courses, allowing for the the entire afternoon to be dedicated to Field Trips.
Here are examples of the people, places, and things that have been taken place in the past:
Shoreline Trolley Museum
Yale Peabody Museum
Yale Trumbull College
Yale British Center For Art
Lighthouse Point Park
Guest Speakers and Performances
Brian Scassellati, Yale Professor and Faculty at Yale’s Social Robotics Lab
Lucas Sin, Head Chef at Junzi Kitchen
Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Yale, Mexican Folkloric Dance Group
Students dressed up as their favorite superheros, designed their own shields, and watched a superhero film.
Students did sidewalk chalk, face paint, and a photo booth.
9th Graders Plan Purdy Time
9th Graders planned the activities for the day, which included cookie decorating, relay games, and Jeopardy.