We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and while we are sad to leave everyone is excited to return back home!
Travel is a beloved tradition for our Middle School program, as students in eighth grade travel to Washington, D.C., each year, and students in ninth grade make an international voyage. In years past, the ninth graders traveled to China; last year and this year, Spain has been host to a travel program that ties together all aspects of the ninth-grade curriculum, from language, to math, to humanities and community engagement.
Spain Trip 2023
It has been an amazing trip!
We got on the bus and headed to Montserrat where unfortunately the funicular was not open for the season yet so instead our able bodied guide Raquel took us on a hike through the mountains to see the amazing views!
We started our day with a bus tour through Barcelona as we made our way to Parc Güell. During the bus tour we were able to see how the city is uniquely situated between mountains to its west and the Mediterranean Sea to its east.
Today we said farewell to Seville and hello to Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city. We woke up very early and boarded the high speed AVE train for the six hour ride.
Today was an amazing jam packed day in Seville. Not only did we have beautiful weather, but we also had multiple dynamic docent projects.
After a two-hour bus ride this morning we arrived to Cordoba, where we walked across the ancient Roman Bridge to the Mezquita de Cordoba. This is a unique historical location marked by three different religions coexisting in the same area peacefully.
D.C. Trip 2022
New friendships have formed, practical and historical lessons learned, and certainly memories made. This trip has indeed felt like the capstone for our 8th grade year.
Students contemplate justice outside of the Capitol and Supreme Court, sketch in the National Gallery of Art, and reflect on this memorable experience.
Journaling with Theodore Roosevelt, Smithsonian Museums, and a theater date that's Shear Madness.
The class explores the Spy Museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Arlington National Cemetery, and more...
After a typical journey down I-95 Grade 8 students tour the Nation's Capital by bike.