Travel Opportunities for 2017-18

Travel opportunities abound for our students for this year! With several destinations spread across the world, students can participate in a wide range of activities. Below, you will find a list of the travel offerings for 2017-18. For more information about any of these trips, please contact the faculty member leading the trip. Space is limited, so students must be sure to submit the application form, which requires both student and parent/guardian signatures. Please take note of the due date for each application. Additionally, the final cost depends ultimately on the number of students who participate. If you have any other questions about student travel in general, feel free to contact Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Curriculum, Kristine Von Ogden at or 847.615.4893.

Head of School Symposium Travel Experience : Inquiry, Imagination and Innovation

March 17-24, 2018
Approx. $2500
For this trip there is limited financial assistance available.

Visit Google headquarters for innovation
See inquiry in progress at UC Davis Medical Center
Let your imagination run wild at Disneyland

Click here for the application.
Contact Kim Graham for more information.

Curricular Travel

Students enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Le monde francophone, Contemporary Culture and Civilization of Latin America, AP Art History, and Orchestra are strongly encouraged to participate in the trips designed specifically for their class. The cost of Curricular Travel is covered by tuition. Stay tuned for more details during the first few weeks of class.

History in Eastern Europe

March 17-28, 2018
Approx. $3400

Take in Berlin, visit Checkpoint Charlie, the Topography of Terror Meseum, and remnants of the Berlin Wall

Experience the Bohemian spirit in Prague, from St. Vitus Cathedral and the City of 100 Hundred Spires bridge to the 15th century astronomical clock

Witness the history of Poland with tours of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Krakow and then on to Budapest

Click here for the application
Contact Jessica Gimbel for more information


March 16-24, 2018
Approx. $3500

  • Experience much of what is studied in both World History l and English 9
  • Take in Athens, visit the Acropolis, the Greek Parliament and the Parthenon
  • Visit Deplhi and the Oracle Site, and spend time in Epidauros and Corinth

    Click here for the application
    Contact Bill Murphy for more information

  • Summer in Guatemala and Nicaragua

    June 12-19, 2018
    Approx. $1500

    Experience Mayan Culture through environmental service

    Learn about the history and language of one of the largest indigenous communities in the Americas

    Complete a service project using agro-forestry methods focusing on preventing mudslides, reducing erosion, and providing more nutritious crops

    Click here for the application
    Contact Tameka Carter for more information

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