Student Travel Opportunities

Here at Notre Dame, our students are offered many academic travel opportunities throughout the school year.

Winter 2020 - Washington D.C.

In partnership with Close Up, a nonprofit founded in 1971 with the mission “to inform, inspire, and empower students to become more active,” NDHS juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and interact with students from across the country as they learn more about government, politics, and the importance of civil engagement.  Led by our government teacher, Mr. Tim Stark, the NDHS Close Up trip will take place over President’s Day week, February 16– February 21, 2020.   

Students interested in attending should email for more information.

Spring 2020 - France

Notre Dame High School is teaming up with Notre Dame Sainte-Croix in Paris for another exchange trip!

French students will attend ND and will be hosted by our students from February 15 through February 29, 2020. In exchange, our students will attend Notre Dame Sainte-Croix and live with the French students from May 30 through June 13, 2020.

The purpose of the trip to France is to have your children experience France like a typical French teenager: they will attend classes at a Holy Cross high school, will live with French families and will consume (both literally and figuratively) French culture.   

To learn more, email Mme. Christine Stewart at

Hosting Opportunities

Host French Students, February 2020

French students from Notre Dame de Sainte Croix, in Neuilly-sur-Seine will be visiting Los Angeles February 15 - 29, 2020. They will stay in our students' homes, attend classes here at Notre Dame, and visit local sites with their teachers and the adult chaperones. This will provide our Notre Dame families with a great opportunity to learn firsthand about life in France, to share a little bit of American life (and cuisine) with a young French student, and to forge a new friendship with a young visitor eager to practice their English with a “real” American family.  Each visiting French student will need a separate bed, but not necessarily a separate bedroom (sharing a room is OK).  In order to make this great opportunity happen, we will need some families who are willing to share a little bit of their time--and their homes--with these young French students.  You do not need to speak French in order to host!
If you would like more information about hosting a French student from Paris, please email Mme Stewart or if you are ready to host, please fill out the form below:

Recent Trips

2019 - Costa Rica

During the summer students and faculty made the trip to Costa Rica where they visited Póas Volcano, a coffee plantation, and the Arenal Hot Springs, went kayaking in Lake Arenal, zip-lining in the rainforest, and more!

2019 - Europe

Led by Department Chair and AP European History teacher Jeremy Nelson, students were led on a tour of England, France, Switzerland, and Italy.  Highlights included London, Paris, Versailles, Burgundy, the Stanserhorn, Lucerne, Florence, Rome, the Vatican, Pompeii, and the Isle of Capri. 
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