ArtsBusXpress is a non-profit organization that funds on-site, outreach, and virtual field trips for TK-12 San Diego County public and charter schools. We extend, enhance and enrich Student Learning by connecting teachers and students to arts and science programs not found in the classroom. We introduce students to STEAM content used in the real world and careers never imagined before.
San Diego County proclaims November 10 ArtsBusXpress Day!
Honoring 20 years of service sending over 200,000 students on amazing Field Trip Xperiences!
Field trip funding is on a temporary hold for the remainder of this school year (2022-23), except for field trips to the Institute of Contemporary Art funded specifically by the Linda Brandes Foundation. Due to a high demand from teachers, ABX has used up its annual funding in half the time. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to funding more field trips this year as new funds arrive. For planning purposes, field trip applications for next school year will be available on July 15, 2023.
All field trips awarded previously and scheduled before June 30, 2023, will be honored.
To help ABX secure more funding, please email our Executive Director, Julia McMeans at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your school name, Title 1 status, and number of students you planned to take on a field trip if funding was available this school year.
If new funding becomes available, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your passion to enrich your student’s education!
Funding Needed ASAP!
Please help us continue to enrich student learning one field trip at a time and support us with your financial gift. Donate Today!
Please Fund a Field Trip Today!
$750 gives 30 students a virtual, on-site, or in classroom
Field Trip Xperience.
ABX and ICA team up for a special program
for TK-12 students!
ABX and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) are pleased to announce a special Field Trip Xperience called Explore and Make funded by the Linda Brandes Foundation. Over the next three years, ABX and ICA will work together to bring 1,800 students to ICA locations in Balboa Park and in Encinitas for an in-depth tour of the galleries, and a hands-on related art activity led by a teaching artist.
Featured Field Trip Xperiences
Loma Verde Elementary School
104 second and third graders enjoyed a field trip to Balboa theatre, thanks to ABX funding.
"We are very grateful for the ABX grant that allowed our students to attend a Mariachi concert at Balboa Theater for the first time."
~ Salome Rincon, teacher
Canyon Crest Academy Grades 9-12
"Students were absolutely thrilled! They loved everything about this trip - they had fun together on the
bus ride, they loved the show and the talk back with the actors had a huge positive impact. I heard kids
say things like they felt seen, they felt heard, they felt connected.
This is a really helpful and wonderful service. Thank you!" ~
Teacher Jeannine Marquie
39 students from Canyon Crest Academy enjoyed a field trip to La Jolla Playhouse thanks to funding from ArtsBusXpress.
Sunnyside Elementary School
65 fifth graders visited BizTown San Diego. This student played the role of a judge.
"I don't have any suggestions for improvements. The experience of getting a grant from ArtsBusXpress was so easy and clear. The BizTown field trip is such a great experience for the kids, especially with the financial literacy lessons that we teach prior to the field trip; however, it is very expensive, and the bus grant helped so much. "
~ Misha Luker, teacher
Correia Middle School
Recent Field Trips
High Tech High North County Grade 8
55 students from High Tech High North County had the opportunity to explore their own creativity on a Field Trip Xperience that ArtsBusXpess funded.
Without ongoing donations, these learning "Xpereiences" would not be possible.
"Students said it was one of the best field trips they have ever taken. The combination of all the activities planned for students and the content shared throughout the museum made a big impact on the kids. They also got to present their work to the Comic-Con Museum employees which was so special to them!
I loved this field trip and am so grateful my students got to go and have such a memorable experience. If it were not for this bus grant, I don't think we would have enough drivers to go on our trip and we probably would have canceled it. Thank you so much for this opportunity." ~ Teacher Brittany Perro
120 seventh and eight graders saw a musical at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, thanks to ABX field trip funding.
"We had such a fantastic time. Thank you so much for providing transportation for 120 kiddos to see such an amazing performance!"
~ Keri Clark, teacher
41 second graders visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park thanks to ABX field trip funding. These are a few of the letters we received.
"Many of the students and their families had never experienced the zoo. Thanks to ArtsBusXpress, I was able to ensure that not only did my students begin their year exploring and getting excited about science, but giving them a meaningful experience that'll carry them throughout their academic career. The excitement was never ending, from the amazing staff at the zoo to the experience of going into a special part of the park, that students new and returning to the zoo could enjoy."
~ Ron Yoon, teacher