Educational Travel

Educational travel tours are an essential vehicle of global competency for students.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, educational travel is more important than ever.  There is no more effective means to provide students with hands-on-experience and lifetime lessons which transcend the classroom.  Combining the power of experience with the thrill of educational travel, our tours help students:
  • Expand their knowledge of the world around them
  • Understand new people, places, and cultures
  • Discover more about themselves
  • Grow more confident and independent
When students grow in these ways, they become more curious, more open-minded, and more excited about the future. Educational travel opportunities at Nova Classical Academy include tours to Washington D.C. (grade 8) and Capstone – Italy and Greece ( grades 11 and 12).
Photo of Washington DC

Washington D.C. 

At the end of students 8th grade year, completion of the logic stage of learning, students are provided the opportunity to tour Washington D.C., and will: stand in the footsteps of national heroes at the capitol, observe the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, enjoy the amazing exhibits at the Smithsonian Museums, walk the paths of the Washington Monuments, and visit the sites of the Battle of Gettysburg and tour the home of our first president, Mount Vernon.

Students will travel D.C. by foot:  students will develop their inter-city cultural awareness and learn to navigate the mass transit system of a thriving metropolis.


Nova’s Classical curriculum is built upon a historical framework founded in western civilization. The Capstone experience, enriches student’s understanding of ancient civilizations providing them opportunity to comprehend, recall, analyze and apply lessons learned by personal experience. Tours to historical sites, and cities which they have studied, allow students to see, feel, and understand specific events in context. This is essential, practical knowledge which books alone cannot provide.