SJCS Travel Adventures
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." -- Augustine
The SJCS Trip Committee would like to keep parents as informed as possible about upcoming international and domestic trips led by our teachers. We hope this will allow parents and students the flexibility to plan ahead and take advantage of as many of these outside-the-classroom experiences as possible.
When students travel outside of their hometowns, they gain self-confidence and understanding of the world around them. They learn to make friends with new people. They learn to appreciate what makes other cultures unique, and they realize how much we also have in common. The trips we plan help to bring the things they have learned in the classroom to life!
Please take note of the upcoming trips (and their contact persons) that SJCS will be offering for the next few years. Parents and students can contact these teachers for information about the trips and should keep an eye out for announcements about meetings and sign-ups in the school newsletters.
|Far East/Japan||June 23-July 2, 2023||Current 8-12 grade students||Mrs. Carr||TourCenter ID: Carr-6839**|
|Spring Break 2023||Current 8-12 grade students for the school year of 2023||Mrs. Carr||TBA|
Greece: Mainland & Islands
|TBD||Current 8-11 grade students||Mrs. Trakas & Ms. Houmis||The first 5 students who register receive a $100 scholarship|
|France & Spain||Summer 2024||Current 8-12 grade students for the school year of 2024||Mrs. McCoy||TBA|
"All three of my children traveled with Mrs. Carr during their senior year at St. Joe’s, and it was one of the best experiences of their high school years. The three trips were different and distinct -- Italy, Germany, and Prague -- and each one was well organized, with broad exposure to everything the destination had to offer. They particularly enjoyed the free time they had to safely explore. Additionally, traveling with Mrs. Carr, Mr. Carr, and other teachers gave them the opportunity to get to know and connect with them outside of school, which they greatly appreciated.”
Mother of Katie (’12), Patrick (’14), and Jack (‘16)
"I’ve had the great fortune to be part of international group trips led by Mrs. Carr as a teacher-chaperone, a parent and a paying participant. They are the best-planned, best-organized and best-run operations I’ve ever experienced. And it’s rare that I go more than a day or two without a memory of some very cool thing we saw or learned on one of her trips, making me pause and smile. But besides being really, really, really good at it, it’s clear that one of Mrs. Carr's great joys is introducing students (and adults like me) to the wonder of travel to new places. Her itineraries are packed and carefully curated to provide students (and anyone else fortunate enough to come along) with the most rewarding experience possible. I’d travel anywhere with Mrs. Carr (and Mr. Carr)!"
Father of Margaret ('13)