Why We Take Trips

As Head of School, I often say to the students that it would be far easier to lead a school without trips.  They are complex, expensive, and require a great deal of effort.  However, trips are essential to the identity of St. Stephen’s and have been from the school’s inception.  


Trips allow mixing with students with whom they don’t usually interact.  Leadership opportunities implicit in any trip, and trip leaders know how to encourage students to seize those moments.  As adults, we know that trips engage other parts of ourselves — our imagination, our awe, the joy of discovery, our place in nature.


And trips force us to view the world anew, often from the vantage point of someone quite different from ourselves.  We may learn or hone a new skill — scuba diving, or oration, or drawing the human figure.  We’ve even had students choose their university major based on the experience of a school trip.  Trips change the way we perceive the world, and therein lies their power.

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Fall Trips at St. Stephen's

Nearly 300 students traveled to destinations near and far for this year's fall trips.  An integral part of St. Stephen's, fall trips take place over a three-day period in late October and provide an opportunity for students to enhance classroom learning by visiting towns and cities throughout Italy. 


To see the 2017 Gallery of Fall Trips photos, check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 


And click on the link to learn more about "Why We Take Trips."

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Spring Trips 2017

The trip program at St. Stephen’s is an integral part of the curriculum and a cherished tradition of the school that spans its nearly fifty-three-year history.


Embedded in the core principles of the school’s philosophy is the idea that travel inspires a more profound sense of cultural awareness, deeper intellectual and personal growth, and development of healthy curiosity in every student. Trips are seen as an appropriate complement to fulfilling a student’s educational experience.


Every spring, our adventurous trip leaders design tours for nearly three hundred students so they may explore destinations of the distant regions that were once part of the Roman Empire, and beyond.


Spring 2017 trips include visits to Croatia, Greece, Crete, Romania, Prague, and far away as Senegal! 


To receive frequent updates on Spring trips, please check out Latest News on the School's home page and you can always follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages! 



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