Why Eighth grade?

Eighth grade is a pivotal year of mental, spiritual, and physical maturity that we would like to honor with a “rite of passage” trip. Because they have just completed their first round of primary text study of both ancient and medieval humanities, this is a key moment to grab their affections.

why italy?

Because Italy is at the heart of ancient Latin Christian culture– from the Eternal City of Rome to the hugely important center of Medieval art and culture found in Florence– Italy is a perfect setting for our spiritual pilgrimage.