Washington DC



Dear Parent/Guardian,

Ellington Middle School has a proud history of bringing our eighth-grade students on a memorable trip to our Nation’s Capital. We view this trip as a valuable part of each student’s experience here at EMS. This year’s trip is scheduled for May 30th through June 2nd, 2023  and includes an extensive tour of Washington DC.

The total cost of the trip will be $677. While we know that this is a substantial expense, we do our best to keep the trip as affordable as possible. The price includes: bus transportation for the entire trip, hotel accommodations, breakfast every day and a “Dress-up” dinner on our last evening in DC. While we have historically included the cost of other meals in the pricing, this year we are unable to include this and ask that families budget for this expense separately.

The cost of this trip can be partially offset through participation in the fundraising opportunities offered through the Middle School. In addition, each year, we are able to provide some limited financial aid to students based on need.  

We are confident that this trip will be another great success, as it has been in all the previous years. You can be sure that the trip will be planned carefully, thoughtfully supervised, and that students who attend will return having had a great experience with plenty of memories that will last a lifetime.


Steve Donovan Ed.D

Washington DC Trip Coordinator