Published April 3, 2014
Two teams of students from Holy Spirit Preparatory School traveled during the March spring break to tour landmarks in Greece and Spain.
This marks the second tour in Greece that Scott Schreiber, the chairman of the classics department, has hosted for his classics’ students. For the 13 students, it’s a highlight after studying ancient grammar, history and mythology.
The tour took in ancient sites—Athens, Mycenae, Corinth and Delphi—where students listened to lectures and examined the temples, monasteries and museums of the area. It wasn’t all studies, as students cruised to three islands in the Saronic Gulf.
Also, a group of four students toured the Spanish cities of Madrid, Granada and Seville. They visited art museums, Moorish palaces and cathedrals. The group of four students and their teacher went to a flamenco show in the Gypsy district of Granada and took a horse-and-buggy ride through the parks of Seville. They traveled with the chairwoman of the school’s modern languages department, Jessica Askins.