Each year the 8th grade hosts a week long visit from Bridgewater School, of Warrington, England. This is a very interesting and culturally enlightening experience for both sets of students, and a tremendous source of learning and enjoyment.
West Tisbury students typically host students at the end of October, and then travel to England to stay with the same person in the beginning of June.
Sample UK Visit ScheduleThursday nightOur UK visitors usually land in Boston sometime in the evening, get picked up by one of our school busesand are picked up by their host families when they arrive on island.FridayIsland TourUK visitors are to come to school with your kids. Please pack them a bag lunch and water bottle.The day will start of with an “icebreaker” activity with both US & UK students. Our visitors will then goon an Island Tour, returning back to school in time for dismissal.Saturday & SundayFamilies have the weekend to spend with their guests exploring the Island or taking a trip off. It's up to you!MondayFreedom Trail/ Faneuil Hall Quincy MarketPlease drop off UK guests at VH SSA terminal at 6:40. They should have a bag lunch & water bottle.They will return on the 5pm ferry. Pick up at 5:45pm VH.TuesdayNoon Dismissal – Cape PogueUK visitors are to come to school with your kids. Please pack them a bag lunch and a water bottle. Theyare going to Cape Pogue and will be back in school in time for dismissal.Tuesday Night – Traditional UK-USA POTLUCK at SchoolWednesdayHarvard University & Harvard MuseumUK guests & 8th GradersPlease drop off kids at VH SSA terminal at 6:40. They should have a bag lunch & water bottle. They willreturn on the 5pm ferry. Pick up at 5:45pm VH.Thursday – Noon DismissalUK visitors are to come to school with your kids. Please pack them a bag lunch and a water bottle. UKstudents will visit classrooms and around 11 am we will have our Annual USA vs. UK soccer match.FridayAll students come to school for a farewell breakfast (UK Guests & 8thGraders)Our visitors leave from school, so they should have their entire luggage with them.(9:45 ferry)They should also have a bag lunch and drink, as they will to stop at Patriot Place on their way to Logan.