Field trips are taken by students beginning with Third Grade to area theaters such as Main Street Theater as well as local school productions.
This trip is for Fifth Grade students. The students travel to Kerrville for four days and three nights to stay at the MO Ranch camp. Students experience rope climbing, zip lines, community building, and nature observations under the supervision of camp counselors and AES teachers.
Every March our students in Third and Fourth Grades travel to the Diocese of Texas campsite, Camp Allen, close to Navasota, Texas. This beautiful campsite, set in East Texas, provides the students with nature trails, Texas history, boating, and exposure to river plants, animals, and marine life. The camp provides counselors for each adventure and AES teachers accompany the students. The trip is 3 days and 2 nights. Students stay in camp cabins.
Each May, as their end-of-the-year trip, our Fifth Graders go to Port Aransas, Texas, to experience life on the Gulf. The students are there for 3 days and 2 nights under the supervision of AES teachers. Students visit the National Aquarium in Corpus Christi, a local water park, take a trip in the bay to see dolphins and sea life, and visit an area souvenir shop. Students and teachers dine at local restaurants and visit the local candy shop.
Academic Enrichment Opportunities
Each September our student body elects students from First through Fifth Grades to the AES Student Council. The Council is mentored by an elementary teacher and members help with AES Spirit Day each first and third Thursday of the school year. They meet twice per month and participate in service projects for the school. The Student Council consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, parliamentarian, and a representative from each class beginning with First Grade.
Every student in Third through Fifth Grades participates in Choir with classes two mornings per week. The Choir performs during selected chapels and graduation.
AES students are inspired by our educational visitors to campus. Our visitors include the Houston Audubon Society and The Mad Beekeeper. Main Street Theater also brings "Book Talks" to AES. The Bellaire Nature Center, the local fire station, and a dental assistant all bring programs to our Early Childhood students.