Bringing the Classics to Life in
New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and D.C.
The Paideia Institute works with high schools and colleges to design high-quality, Classical Tours in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Paideia works with teachers to create in situ learning experiences using the rich cultural fabric of American cities, all at a fraction of the price of a study abroad trip to Europe. Paideia provides expert advice on curriculum design and guidance for day tours or multi-day experiences.
Curriculum Design, Guiding, and Teaching Assistance
What makes Paideia Classical Tours unique is the care we take in designing itineraries that integrate history, language, and literature with the sites we visit. Paideia staff works with teachers to ensure that their itinerary is closely integrated with their curriculum and their individual interests. This includes the development of activities that pair ancient literature with the sites we visit. Our goal is to give your students unforgettable experiences that make them fall in love with the ancient world and the classical tradition.
A typical itinerary might include the following:
- A visit to the American Numismatics Society and other classical organizations in NYC.
- Guided walking tours of Boston's classical architecture and statuary.
- Living Latin scavenger hunt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (see our Itinera for reference).
- Discussion of the influence of classical architecture on the design of the National Mall and monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.
Request a Proposal
If you are interested in a Paideia Classical Day Tour, please fill out our request form for an individualized proposal by pressing the button below.