Washington D.C. Trip
That one week in D.C. with all my classmates was one of the best weeks of my life. In the meetings leading up to the trip I was a little worried that I was going to not have any fun, not be with my friends, and only be going to museum after museum. But, not only did I learn a thing or two about our country’s history after that trip, but I also became so much closer with my peers. Every day I was hanging out with my friends and exploring a new city. The hotels we stayed in were very high quality and each meal was fantastic. I also had the opportunity to lay the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I will remember that experience for the rest of my life along with everything else we did during that trip. Whether we were exploring the Pentagon, walking through Colonial Williamsburg, or singing songs on the bus, there was never a dull moment and I will remember that trip for the rest of my life. - Brooke, 8th grader
This Washington D.C. trip takes place every other year and is open to students in 7th and 8th grade.
2020 Trip Info
Spring Break, April 12-17
- Jamestown, VA
- Williamsburg, VA
- Washington, D.C. – (Smithsonian Museums, Capitol Building, Memorial/Monument Tour, Ford’s Theatre, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Mount Vernon)
- Trip Highlight – Sacred Heart School participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
Beginning in January 2020, students attend weekly lunch meetings to learn about sites we will visit and go over trip expectations.
Trip cost (through School Tours of America) includes roundtrip airfare, hotel, three meals a day, ground transportation, hotel security, all admissions, theater performance, group photo in front of Capitol Building, tour guide, and t-shirt.
We highly recommend the trip and think the kids walk away with more than just knowledge of Washington DC and US history, but of an appreciation for friends and relationships cultivated at SHS. - Alumni Parent