Student Traveling Tours

Travel is an essential part of education. It is one thing to read about American history and it is another thing to stand in the home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia. It is one thing to study geology and it is another to explore cave systems in the Ozarks. 

CPLS makes student tours an integral part of the curriculum by including the costs in tuition for each student starting in 5th grade. Tours alternate between years, so students travel with the grade above and below them every other year. 

CPLS student tours nurture friendships among students, sowing seeds of true lasting fellowship while providing memorable journeys through our nation’s heritage.


5th & 6th Grade Trips

History Of The Midwest
Three-Day Tours

Heartland Tour
Visits the Cherokee Heritage Center, camps at the Oklahoma Guest Ranch, visits the George Washington Carver museum and learns about art and architecture at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Westward Expansion Tour
Takes students to the Gateway Arch, Lewis & Clark Expedition sites, and tours Meramec Caves, among other activities.  


7th & 8th Grade Trips

U.S. History

Revolutionary History 
Students see the places of Founding Fathers at Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, Virginia. Students on this tour also visit Monticello and learn about boat riggings on a topsail schooner boat.

The Old West & Final Frontier
Student go south to Oklahoma and Texas where they cruise the San Antonio Riverwalk, visit to the Alamo, visit the assassination site of JFK in Dallas, and have a personal tour by a CPLS alumnus of the NASA facility in Houston. This tour also includes spending two nights on a Naval aircraft carrier dry docked in Corpus Christi.


9th & 10th Grade Trips

Colorado & Washington D.C.

4-Star Dude Ranch
Students experience the thrills and physical challenges while rappelling from cliffs, riding horses, hiking, and bouldering in the majesty of the mountains.

Washington D.C 
Students explore the nation’s capital, where they tour the Smithsonian Museums, visit the Capitol Building, experience the Holocaust Museum, and visit the memorials on the National Mall.


11th & 12th Grade Trips

Diversity Of Geography & Culture

Students navigate past towering skyscrapers of New York and attend Broadway Shows, stroll through Central Park, visit the MET, and pay homage at Ground Zero.

The Great American West 
Students go white water rafting in Colorado before spending time at Salt Flats in Utah. They spend two days in San Francisco, California before driving into the mountains of Yosemite National Park where they will camp, hike to waterfalls and reflect on God’s creation.