The Governor's School invites teachers who are seeking arts-based field trips to bring students to our campus in Greenville for a memorable, engaging experience.

"This is the best field trip I have ever been on with my child. The students were so engaged, and the instructor was so good with the students." - Field Trip Chaperone

Why should you visit?

High quality, arts-based field trips enhance standards-based practice and encourage young artists to reflect on the role of the arts in their everyday lives.

Who should attend?

4th-12th grade students, teachers, and chaperones. We can host up to 30 individuals.

What will you learn?

All visits are customized to connect teachers' needs with our available resources. Each visiting teacher has the opportunity to select from a range of options. Learn more about programming below.


A Day in the Life of a Govie

See our campus through the eyes of an SCGSAH student, from the residence halls, to our specialized arts facilities, to the spaces where our students spend their free time. This tour is a great way to get a holistic view of campus while allowing your students to interact with and ask questions of a current student.

Careers in the Arts

This tour and presentation is designed especially for groups from specific art areas. Students will explore the variety of "unexpected" careers for which the arts can prepare them and will explore the specialized facilities in which our artists practice these unique skills each day. Finally, students will hear from a member of our faculty (based on availability) about their artistic career.


  • Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Ballet
  • Movement Fundamentals
  • Modern/Contemporary Dance
  • Customized Workshops by Request
Creative Writing
  • Imagery and Scene in Short Stories
  • How to Write a Memoir
  • Naming Your World: Imagery in Poetry
  • Writing Critique
  • Customized Workshops by Request
  • Performance or Audition Prep 
  • Theatre History Overview
  • Mastering Your Set and Setting Principles of Design
  • Improvisation
  • Performance by SCGSAH students (based on schedule)
  • Customized Workshops by Request
  • Student or Faculty Performance and Q&A
  • Ensemble Clinic with SCGSAH Faculty
  • Instrument Specific Master Classes
  • Facilitated Drum Circle
  • Musical and Visual Patterns (best for Grades K-5)
  • We've Got the Beats! Intro to Music Production (best for Grades 5 -12)
  • Customized Workshops by Request
Visual Arts
  • Basic Drawing Workshop
  • Drawing on Location
  • Cup Making (Ceramics)
  • Sticker Making
  • Lukasa Memory Boards
  • Customized Workshops by Request

When can you visit?

We are accepting requests for 2023 - 2024 visits!

Fall 2023: September 7 - December 8 
Spring 2024: January 8 - May 3

Schools visits are held by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, anytime between 9:00 a.m. and noon, and are scheduled based on availability. Information about nearby restaurants is available upon request. Early scheduling is strongly encouraged.

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