Fallingwater welcomes student groups with teacher and parent chaperones. Field trips to Fallingwater are recommended for grades 4 and up.
Our school programs include architectural tours for students, hands-on workshops, and in-school presentations; all designed to connect a world-renowned work of architecture to learning that happens in your classroom or home.
Special discounts and scholarships are available for student groups to cover the cost of admission and transportation, especially to local schools through our Wright in Our Backyard program.
Teachers and Chaperones: Be sure to review our Guidelines for School and Group Visits.
Prepare your students for their visit to Fallingwater with a pre-visit presentation that will help give them a greater appreciation for the house and its history. Presenting this Fallingwater lecture to your students is an easy and beneficial way to enable them to get the most out of their upcoming visit. Your students will arrive on-site prepared for an enriching experience with a world renowned work of architecture. A PowerPoint lectures include a note section with each slide and can be presented in approximately 20-25 minutes.
- Elementary third grade - Learning through Architecture
- Elementary fourth grade - Learning through Architecture
- Middle School - Learning through Architecture
- High School - Learning through Architecture
Hands-on Workshops - While you are on-site, take advantage of one of our hands-on workshops. Each one corresponds to state academic standards. These are great for homeschoolers, too!
Fallingwater: An American Treasure Teacher's Guide - Looking to include Fallingwater in your classroom? Check out our teacher's guide. It includes Fallingwater facts and lesson plans that meet state academic standards at varying grade levels. These are great for pre-visit or post-visit classroom extensions. You can also you use them without a visit!
Collaborative Curriculum for Your Community - You can use architecture as a springboard for learning, even if you can't come to Fallingwater. We developed this guide for other buildings in the Laurel Highlands to introduce students to structure, function, and appearance in the built environment as a way of understanding how architecture and design tells the story of how people live, past and present. Even if you don't live in the area, you can use the lesson plans for buildings in your community--they are geared to National Academic Standards.
Fallingwater Math Trail- For advanced high school and college students make math more fun with a Fallingwater Mathscapade! This math trail that moves through Fallingwater follows Pennsylvania State Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards. It incorporates algebra and basic geometry skills and should be used as practice. An answer key is included at the end.
Teacher Residency - The Fallingwater Teacher Residency helps teachers use architecture to spark creative thinking in any subject area, while addressing various learning styles and multiple intelligences.