The Class of 2025 spent the week of January 14–21 in a small town on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Follow the cultural immersion trip on the school's travel blog.
All tenth grade boys and girls, as well as their 13 faculty and staff chaperones, spent the week of January 14–21 in a small town about three hours from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. Now in its tenth year, the annual sophomore trip to Costa Rica is a cornerstone of the high school experience at Convent & Stuart Hall.
Select the images below to read daily blog posts and student journal entries.
Inaugurated by President Ann Marie Krejcarek in 2014, the trip calls on students to stretch beyond their comfort zone while immersing themselves in new cultural experiences. All cell phones and other electronics are left behind in the Bay Area.
Divided into small groups, students participate in a combination of service-learning projects that address the local community’s needs, such as working and playing alongside children at a local elementary school, delivering much-needed supplies, painting school buildings, participating in a beach cleanup and maintaining vegetable gardens.
Other highlights of the week include an eco-tour of primary and secondary rainforest, ziplining, horseback riding through a nature preserve, whitewater rafting and surfing. Each night features cultural activities with local singers, dancers and artists.