Educational Travel

Each year OCS undertakes various travel ventures to dovetail the students’ current learning and augment new ideas and thinking. We do this while preserving the values that make Oaks Christian unique: honing our students’ leadership skills and deepening their sense of community responsibility. OCS is pleased to offer the following travel opportunities for our students to expand their minds and their horizons.

Grades 5 - 8

Art History Trip - The Italy Experience

During winter break, members of OCMS grades 6-8 will depart on an educational odyssey that brings to life their lessons from history and art history classes. Together we will experience Rome, Florence, Pisa and Milan. Traveling as learners, we will walk where the gladiators walked through the Coliseum and Forum in Rome. We will feel the sacredness of the Sistine Chapel as we visit the Vatican and learn biblical history as we tour the Roman Catacombs. The powerful statement of Michelangelo’s David in Florence is as exciting as climbing the famous leaning tower of Pisa. Our last day together we will sit in awe at Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. We will do our best to speak a little Italian, eat a lot of gelato, but most of all have a life-changing experience with both old and new friends.

East Coast Adventure

in late May, shortly before they graduate from middle school, the eighth-grade class travels to the East Coast.  The journey starts from Los Angeles to Boston, then on to Lexington and Concord, New York City, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington, D.C. and back to Los Angeles. Nearly 1,000 miles by bus through eight states in eight days! From Boston’s historic Freedom Trail to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, the group of students, chaperones, and teachers explore our nation’s history. Filled with memories of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, insightful knowledge of our nation’s past, and opportunities to forge new and lasting friendships, the annual eighth-grade East Coast Adventure will inspire the young Americans who represent the future of our nation.

Grades 9-12

Israel Study Tour

Bible teacher Jade Molina and Associate Head of School for Spiritual Life Dee Dee Mayer lead an educational “Journey of a Lifetime” to the land of Israel. More than a vacation, this educational expedition with GTI Tours is an all-inclusive guided trip that brings Scripture to life through a first-hand encounter with the land and lessons of the Bible. Participants gaze upon the ancient walls of Jerusalem and walk in the footsteps of Jesus. More than tourists, the group travels as learners with open eyes, ears, hearts and minds.Through the tour of Israel, OCS students and families will:


• Actually see and enrich their knowledge of places and stories they have learned about in the classroom.

• Gain a deeper understanding of the Holy Land and the life of Christ that simply reading about could never convey.

• Gain new insights into their own faith and culture.

• Interact with people whose language, beliefs and customs are different than our own, gaining a broader perspective of the stories told in the Bible.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is open to all Oaks Christian students and their families. 

World War II Historical Trip

The Oaks Christian History Department in conjunction with World Strides historical tours is travels to Europe during Spring Break to visit significant European locations of World War II. Students will have the opportunity to travel to London, Normandy, Bastogne and Munich giving them a “boots on the ground” perspective to expand their understanding of the epic story of World War II.