Parents of Form II, III, IV, and V students:
Once again we are planning a summer trip to Santiago, Chile. The primary purpose of the program is to renew our connections with the Manquehue movement and its schools and to establish personal friendships. It is a unique opportunity for our boys to experience family and school life in a different country and culture and to learn and share with their peers there. These trips have also served as spiritual retreats for Priory students in the past, and they have been instrumental in the development of the Tutoria program at Priory. The boys who have gone to Chile in the past have had great experiences, and these trips provide a unique opportunity for spiritual growth.
The approximate cost for the trip (including airfare) will be $2600.
Airfare price per person: $1689.20
Anticipated program cost: $900 (housing, travel through Chile, meals)
Here is the tentative travel schedule for the trip (6/14-6/28):
6/14/2015 - Depart St. Louis at 4:44 pm arrive in Miami at 8:29 pm
6/14/2015 - Depart Miami at 9:55 pm arrive in Santiago at 6:10 am 6/15/2015
6/27/2015 - Depart Santiago at 8:15 pm arrive in Dallas at 5:15 am 6/28/2015
6/28/2015 - Depart Dallas at 7:00 am arrive in St. Louis at 8:43 am
In order to plan the trip, we need to get a good idea of the number of students who are interested in attending.
On Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. we will have an informational meeting in the high school library (it will be over in time for the Form V college meeting at 7:15). I will provide you with more information about the program. Boys who have been to Chile in the past will also be there to share their experiences and give you a better idea of what to expect. Please join us for this meeting if you are at all interested in having your son go on this incredible journey. The meeting will be casual, but informational.
Please talk with your son about attending this wonderful trip. It is my sincere belief that this trip to Chile is crucial for the success of the Tutoria program, and the Priory community has felt the amazing impact of these trips. Our last trip was in 2012, therefore many of the boys in the high school have not had the opportunity to go on this adventure. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would also encourage your sons to talk to boys who have been on the trip and to hear about their experiences.
314.434.3690 ext. 218