• 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 Schedule

    Thursday night
     Our UK visitors usually land in Boston sometime in the evening, get picked up by one of our school buses
    and are picked up by their host families when they arrive on island.  
     
    Friday 
    Island Tour
    UK 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 go
    on an Island Tour, returning back to school in time for dismissal.
     
    Saturday & Sunday 
    Families have the weekend to spend with their guests exploring the Island or taking a trip off.  It's up to you!
     
    Monday 
    Freedom Trail/ Faneuil Hall Quincy Market
    Please 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.
     
    Tuesday 
    Noon Dismissal – Cape Pogue
    UK visitors are to come to school with your kids. Please pack them a bag lunch and a water bottle. They
    are going to Cape Pogue and will be back in school in time for dismissal.
    Tuesday Night – Traditional UK-USA POTLUCK at School
     
    Wednesday 
    Harvard University & Harvard Museum
    UK guests & 8th Graders
    Please drop off kids 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.
     
    Thursday  – Noon Dismissal
    UK visitors are to come to school with your kids. Please pack them a bag lunch and a water bottle. UK
    students will visit classrooms and around 11 am we will have our Annual USA vs. UK soccer match.
     
    Friday 
    All 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.