The Joy is in the Journey


If this is true, that the joy is in the journey, then we’ve had a week’s worth of joy already. There was lots of journeying today – by car, then air, then metro but MOSTLY by foot. And the Geneva School 6th graders seemed to love every minute of it!


Neither Orlando International nor Reagan National Airports saw a group today as excited and curious (and maybe a tad excitable) as ours.


With an early start and all that movement (one chaperone’s fitbit showed 10.5 miles walked!) lunch on a beautiful downtown DC lawn was very welcomed.


The exhibits at the National Archives and the Smithsonian were truly awe-inspiring and humbling. And while many of our national treasures are sensitive to light and therefore preclude guest photography, I’m sure the images of legendary and historic documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights will be burned into our student’s hearts and minds. Ask them about it, and whether they found the Lincoln cloud in the mural in the rotunda of the National Archives!


Lastly, it was time to unwind. For many of the adults and students, hosteling is a new experience. It has a distinctly camp or college feel to it. And at least these students really like their sleeping quarters!

by Luke Tevebaugh, parent blogger

The Geneva School
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May 24, 2018
  • 7th - 11th Grade Exams

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • SPIRIT DAY - 25th Anniversary

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 11th Grade Semester Exams (History & Math)

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 7th - 10th Grade Semester Exams (English & Science)

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • K4 - Celebration of Learning and End of Year Party

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:45 am- 10:15 am
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  • 4th Gr - Prophets Speak Rehearsal

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • 4th Gr - Prophets Speak Performance

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am- 11:45 am
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  • ECC Water Party

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Closing Ceremony & Reception

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • Baccalaureate Service

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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May 25, 2018
  • 7th - 10th Grade Exams

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Early Dismissal (K4 - 12)

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th - 10th Grade Semester Exams (History & Math)

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 5th Gr - End-of-the-Year Brunch

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 8:15 am- 11:00 am
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    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - End-of-Year Brunch

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 9:15 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 2nd Gr - End-of-the-Year Party

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
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  • Graduation Ceremony

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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May 24, 2018
  • 7th - 11th Grade Exams

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • SPIRIT DAY - 25th Anniversary

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 11th Grade Semester Exams (History & Math)

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 7th - 10th Grade Semester Exams (English & Science)

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • K4 - Celebration of Learning and End of Year Party

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 8:45 am- 10:15 am
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  • 4th Gr - Prophets Speak Rehearsal

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • 4th Gr - Prophets Speak Performance

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am- 11:45 am
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  • ECC Water Party

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Closing Ceremony & Reception

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • Baccalaureate Service

    Date: May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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May 25, 2018
  • 7th - 10th Grade Exams

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Early Dismissal (K4 - 12)

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th - 10th Grade Semester Exams (History & Math)

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 5th Gr - End-of-the-Year Brunch

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 8:15 am- 11:00 am
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  • 4th Gr - End-of-Year Brunch

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - End-of-Year Brunch

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 9:15 am- 12:00 pm
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  • 2nd Gr - End-of-the-Year Party

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
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  • Graduation Ceremony

    Date: May 25, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    Time: 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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