All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
The International Travel Program has been a component of the Valley View experience for more than 45 years. Over the years, students have travelled to countless countries including Russia, China, Africa, Vietnam, France, Jerusalem, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Galapogos.
Brendan O'Neil, Assistant Director, and Ryan Trzpit, History Teacher, will travel with students to Greece in March. Brendan states, "It is with great pleasure that we offer this trip in March. Students will participate in a number of experiences at historical and archaeological sites throughout the country dating back as far as 1000 BC that have lent to the development of western civilization as we know it today." Valley View students and staff will visit a school, several villages, urban and countryside settings, and participate in an international service project with an organization serving refugees. During this effort, students will serve meals, distribute clothing, and interact with children at the project site. These experiences will be balanced with a modicum of travel every day or two, some active excursions, and a myriad of enriching cultural, historical, and educational endeavors.
Trip organizer Brendan O'Neil states, "Each of these trips has the potential to further refine the students' perspectives on the values of life, humanity, and culture, which further enhances the work we do at Valley View School. It is our intention to make these opportunties available to our students as they continue to develop their particular world views." Brendan shares in the belief of the late Dr. Philip Spiva, founder of Valley View School, that "International travel and cultural immersion is a very powerful instrument in the education, development, and rounding of a youngster."
About Valley View School
Valley View School, founded in 1970, is a private therapeutic boarding school serving boys in grades 6-12. A non-profit 501(c)(3) school, our campus is located in the central Massachusetts town of North Brookfield. Our overall program consists of a comprehensive blend of Therapy, Academics, Athletics, Arts and Activities challenging our students emotionally, intellectually, and physically. The boys learn self-control, emotional regulation, and social skills in order to create and cultivate relationships with peers and adults, while developing compassion, empathy, and respect for others in realization of their true potential.