class and at home with their host families.
"The duomo (cathedral) was gorgeous. With a courtyard in front—a perfect entrance—you step in and
it's like you’re entering a portal to a new dimension.
Immediately, our voices quieted. There is nothing but
silence and the echo of our footsteps. Beautiful mosaic
covered the walls, and the ceilings were arched with all
different designs. After looking around the top level, we
were lead into the crypt. The first color you see is gold.
Lots and lots of gold. There were relics of San Mateo, the
patron saint of Salerno." – Isabel ' 21, Italy
Eighth grade French students visited two schools in
Paris in March—Notre Dame de Sion and Ecole Alsaci-enne—as part of the schools' exchange program. They
stayed with correspondent host families, engaging in
French conversation, visiting art museums, and immersing themselves into the daily lives of Parisians.
"I loved the complete immersion into Parisian culture.
I was reminded of so many customs, and unspoken rules
and those things that you grow up around but never
question. Not only that, but I like to think that I am now
capable of speaking French more casually, both in the
sense that it comes easier, and my correspondent also
taught me some slang." – Ina ' 20
"My favorite thing I did while I was in Paris was going
on a scooter ride. My host family dad owned a scooter,
and rode it safely every day to work. He took me on two
tours, 'Paris by day' and 'Paris by night.' It was spectacular! All of the history packed into the winding alleyways
of Paris, the lights of the Eiffel Tower and the Ferris
Wheel sparkling. It really got me thinking about how
lucky we are to be traveling the world at such a young
age. If we're doing these things now, imagine what we
can accomplish later on in life." – Emerson ' 20
The 8th Grade trip to Paris
The 7th Grade Italian language trip to Italy The 7th Grade Spanish language trip to Guatemala