Educational Travel

St. Teresa’s Academy proudly offers a number of global travel opportunities to foster critical and compassionate thinking. The goal is to encourage students to broaden their perspectives by exploring diverse cultures, communities and viewpoints with the hope of cultivating empathy and knowledge to be informed, just and contributing global citizens.

These trips promote curricular or extracurricular content and align with the school’s mission. They are sponsored by the Academy and are chaperoned by Academy employees.

These trips are organized by STA for a complete package–an organized travel itinerary, insurance, flight and payment to the school.

Upcoming opportunity/ies:

CSJ Sister School Exchange

Location – Le Puy En Velay, France
Date – to Be Determined
Cost – $3,500

This trip takes students to the community of Le Puy En Velay, France, to visit students and families of St. Joseph School, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1850. St. Teresa’s Academy students will be paired with a student from the school and reside with that family during their stay in France.

Our primary goal is to build global partnerships with the many Sisters of St. Joseph schools around the world. Students will travel to Paris and Lyon while visiting the motherland of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The cost of this trip is $3,500/student. This fee covers accommodations, flight, health insurance, excursions and meals. A sister school exchange program with St. Joseph School in Le Puy En Velay, France,  has been vital to continuing the legacy of the CSJ and keeping their charisms alive.

The congregation was founded in Le Puy in 1650. As part of the program, French students have traveled to Kansas City to live with STA families and attend school for two weeks out of the year. During the summer of 2017, STA students traveled to Le Puy for 10 days to learn more about the history of the CSJ. The program continues to offer STA students an opportunity to travel to the homeland of the Academy’s founders in odd-numbered years.

Contact Barbara McCormick, Principal for Academic Affairs, with questions.

These trips are sponsored by a licensed tour company that organizes the travel itinerary, insurance, flight and payment contract. These opportunities have been approved by STA administration for STA student participation. The trip chaperones are agents of the licensed sponsoring tour company and are not acting as employees of St. Teresa’s Academy.

Performance Tour of Italy

Location – Florence and Rome
Date – June 5-13, 2022
Cost – to be determined

Choir students will perform four times during this trip–two concerts and two Masses (St. Peter’s Basilica and Santa Maria Nera Church, Lucca).

Contact Steve Perry or Greg Harkness with questions.


Scotland Ireland Historical Tour

Location – Scotland and Ireland
Date – June 8-21, 2022
Cost – $4,755

This 15-day adventure will traverse sites of European power such as the home of Mary Queen of Scots in Edinburgh Castle, into the hills and the Highlands of Scotland, and to the mystical waters where the Loch Ness monster lurks! Students will take in Scottish culture, wildlife and lore in Glasgow before taking the ferry to the Northern Antrim coast of Ireland.

Tour stops include the geological wonder Giant’s Causeway, with travel along the coast before heading to the capital city of Dublin to visit the Book of Kells and Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and learn the rich history of the streets. The trip will then follow the famous Ring of Kerry from Galway along the southern coast of Ireland where students will visit the famous Cliffs of Moher,  Blarney Castle and Stone and Kylemore Abbey, and then fly out of Dublin back to the states! For more information or to register for this trip please visit the customized tour page.

Contact Alicia Stewart or Amanda Whitcomb with any questions.