Upper School Educational Travel

Educational travel opportunities are made available to St. Croix Prep students.  Educational travel destinations are based on the history, literature and art curriculum covered by the individual grades.

Grand Cayman Islandscuba photo

Upper School students had the opportunity to earn a half semester credit in Marine Biology trip. The seven day trip involved scuba diving two to three times each day exploring marine life, coral reefs as well as a shipwreck and Stingray City.

When out of the water they attended lectures by researchers, visited a geological formation on the island and a sea turtle hatchery. In addition, the students now have a lifetime scuba certification.

Students interested in the marine biology scuba trip should attend the informational meeting with their parents at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 in room 206. Click here for further information. Please contact Ms. Bagne if you have questions.



Venice, Tuscany, and Rome

In the summer of 2018, SCPA Juniors and Seniors are invited to join us on an educational trip to Italy. We’ll be spending two nights in Venice, where we’ll travel via vaporetto (water taxi) down Venetian canals to see St. Mark’s Square, tour the Doge’s Palace, and see a glass-blowing demonstration. From Venice, we’ll travel to Tuscany, where we’ll spend a full day in Florence taking in the treasure of the Uffizi Museum and of course, viewing Michelangelo’s famous David statue at the Accademia. We’ll also visit Siena and medieval San Gimignano, two of Tuscany’s most picturesque towns, and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in the countryside. We’ll then journey to Rome, where we will see highlights including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.  Contact Elaine Bransford at ebransford@stcroixprep.org for more information.

SCRIP for Educational Travel

SCPA encourages all students to participate in educational travel, however we realize the cost may seem high to some families.  As a result, SCRIP has been implemented to help with the expenses associated with these trips.  The money each student earns from purchasing SCRIP cards throughout their time at St. Croix Prep is applied to their educational travel account – and they can start at any time.  In fact, the sooner they begin purchasing SCRIP cards, the faster their money will grow.  Take a look…

In one year, if you purchased gift cards for…

  • Lands End (back to school shopping) – $400/year with 16% rebate = $32 ($32 to SCPA)
  • Cub Foods (weekly for a family of 4) – $75/week for a year with 4% rebate = $78 ($78 to SCPA)
  • Kwik Trip (weekly gas fill) – $75/week for a year with 9% rebate = $175 ($175 to SCPA)
  • Chipotle (weekly lunch) – $10/week for a year with 9% rebate = $24 ($24 to SCPA)

Amount to your Educational Travel Account – $309