At Rock Point School we believe that travel is one of the greatest teachers. Young people learn so much about themselves and their world by getting to know new places and people with different ways of life. These experiences are even more meaningful when they are combined with homestay or community service.
We pursue travel education both far afield and close to home. Students have opportunities to go on trips to Montreal, Ottawa, and Boston, as well as to go backpacking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, and deep sea fishing in Maine.
Each year, usually during February vacation, we offer an international trip. We have travelled to Japan, Cambodia, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua. Each trip has included cultural exchange and, as often as possible, a service-learning component.
We have also taken trips to work with Habitat for Humanity, and similar organizations, in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Where will we go next? At our small school, students have plenty of opportunities to suggest trip destinations and even participate in planning and leading the trip. We can’t wait to find out where our next year of travelling will take us!