One of the beloved traditions in the Logic & Rhetoric Schools are our class trips. After a three-year COVID hiatus, the trips joyfully resumed this year with seventh and eighth grades spending two nights in Baltimore and Washington, D.C, 10th and 11th visiting Charleston for three nights, and 11th and 12th taking the train to New York City. “I love how these trips combine both class bonding and academics," said Principal Christopher Webb. "It is really neat to see curiosity bringing students together.”
In New York, students had four full days exploring and visited Ellis Island (where some students found the names of their ancestors on the Wall of Honor), Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and so much more. The highlight of the trip for many of the students was watching the Broadway musical Hadestown. “I hope that the sheer vitality, dynamism, and magnitude of the city made an impression,” said teacher and chaperone Justin Keller. “I trust that these memories will provide grist for discussion at school as we consider questions such as worldview, the cultural mandate, and human nature.”
In Baltimore and Washington, students visited the Aquarium, the Spy Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Bible, and the memorials on the National Mall. Highlights of Charleston included seeing dolphins off the ferry to Ft. Sumter and the Old Slave Mart Museum. “Charleston is a heavier trip because of how entrenched slavery was in the city,” said Mr. Webb. “At the Old Slave Mart Museum our tour guide introduced herself as the third generation descended from a slave sold at the site.” A big thank you to all the teachers and chaperones who made these trips a success!