Imagination & Immersion
- At The Habersham School, we enthusiastically affirm that “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” Instilling this truth in students mandates leaving the four walls of the classroom and exposing students to rich and diverse cultures, works of art, and historical sites.
- A thorough and integrated Christian education should engage students’ imagination, guiding them to an awareness that the world around them is teeming with God’s redemptive presence. Travel grounds ideas which would otherwise float in the realm of the conceptual and theoretical, tethering them to physical space and personal experience.
- Student travel plays an integral role in developing students who are responsible citizens, principled leaders, and authentic friends. In the words of Mark Twain, “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
- Indeed, travel creates space for unlikely friendships to form, both between students and those they encounter along their way, thereby solidifying and strengthening the school’s community. The experiences and sights which students collect during their travel create a mental backdrop to carry with them throughout their studies. The Habersham School extends travel opportunities as the first step students take toward a lifetime of empathetic and well-informed cultural engagement.
- Washington, D.C. | 6th Grade
- Following the 6th grade, students may take part in their first student travel trip to Washington D.C. As they explore the history of our nation’s capitol through sites such as Arlington National Cemetary, The Holocaust Museum, and The Smithsonian, we seek to foster a love of exploration and an inquisitive spirit in our students.
- Boston & New York City | 9th Grade
- Described as the commercial, financial, and media capital of the world, New York City exerts significant global influence on the arts, international diplomacy, entertainment, and technology. There is no better place for students to experience as they contemplate the great ideas and begin to apply and connect these ideas over the subsequent four years. Students visit iconic sites such as the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Times Square, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This trip also takes students on a tour of Boston, bringing American history and culture to life through visits to Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, Harvard University, and Lexington and Concord.
- Italy & Greece | 12th Grade
- Finally, the Habersham School offers a Senior Trip to Europe as the culmination of their classical learning experience. Students are immersed in ancient and modern cultures of the Western world as they explore the wonders of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. In the past, students have visited the Parthenon and the Pantheon, wandered through museums in Florence, and overlooked Cape Sounion from the Temple of Poseidon.