Students Scatter over Spring Break

Class IV Classics students at the Colosseum in Rome

Spring break provides a welcome pause for faculty and students alike between the long winter term and the “home stretch.” It also offers a window for international travel for about one hundred RL boys, whose faculty leaders have developed itineraries that augment and enhance their students’ recent studies.


Class IV boys, with nearly three years of Classics studies under their belts, spent nine days in Italy, taking in not only Rome’s ancient architectural sites but also the Renaissance treasures of Florence, led by Classics and Art History faculty. (Photos and blog)

Ten Class I English students traveled to Paris to experience WWI-era in a trip labeled “Americans in Paris,” in which the boys trace Hemingway’s footsteps, visit the graves of famous American writers and artists in Père-la-Chaise Cemetery, among other explorations. The trip includes a visit to the grave of a member of the RL Class of 1905 at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Chateau-Thierry. (Photos)


Old Quebec, whose history and culture is especially relevant to the early history of the US, was the destination for fifteen Class V French students. The trip provided an opportunity to practice French, and included a walking-guided tour of the city, the visit of the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, a tour of the Ice Hotel, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snow tubing. (Photos)

Finally, the Glee Club toured domestically this year, traveling to Washington, DC; historic Williamsburg; and Charlottesville. They performed in DC churches and at area universities and schools. Highlights included attending an alumni event, taking in a performance of The Wiz at Ford’s Theater, and meeting with Rep. Joe Kennedy’s chief of staff. (Photos)