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We organize regional gatherings throughout the school year. These are opportunities for CMASAS students to get together to meet and explore the local area. Each regional gathering is personalized and based on student interests and local attractions. In the 2023/2024 school year, we will hold six different regional gatherings across the U.S.

Upcoming Regional Gatherings



Witch Museum
Salem Witch Museum in Salem, MA
May 23, 2025
Lions, Tigers and Bears in San Diego, CA
Portland Pumpkin Patch in Oregon
October 19, 2024
Natural Science Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
September 28, 2024

Previous Regional Gatherings

chicago regional gathering

Families from Colorado to New York and as far South as Tennessee and Oklahoma joined CMASAS in Chicago for our first Regional Gathering since 2019 due to the pandemic. We boarded a boat and toured the city via the Chicago River, learning about the city’s architectural history. We had magnificent views of the city’s skyline from the various branches of the Chicago River, viewing buildings such as The Tribune building, John Hancock Building (renamed in 2018 to simply 875 North Michigan Avenue), Sears Tower (renamed in 2009 to The Willis Tower), and more recent designs such as The Trump International Hotel and Tower completed in 2009, and the St. Regis Hotel (Formerly the Wanda Vista Tower). Afterwards, we walked a short distance to Giordano’s Pizza to enjoy Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza and provide an opportunity for the students to visit.

florida regional gathering

We had six students; two teachers and many family members join us at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on May 26, 2023. The Kennedy Space Center is one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) ten field centers. Since 1968, KSC has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight.
Christa McAuliffe, the NASA astronaut, teacher and namesake of our school, imparted a teaching philosophy that emphasized the importance of student-centered learning, and exploration beyond the traditional classroom. Our teachers, just like Christa did, touch the future one student at a time!