Welcome to Four Point 2014!

October 28, 2013

We are very excited that our ninth graders will be traveling across the globe once again to China and Tanzania!

Here is some important information parents need to know as we prepare for our trip.

COMMUNICATION: Unless otherwise noted, the Ninth Grade Four Point Blog is the primary venue for information and communication regarding this program. Prior to the trip, occasional emails from the group leaders will be sent containing information specific to that destination. If parents have any questions or concerns at all, please email Pat Donovan  or call 207-824-7779.

DESTINATION: Over Thanksgiving break, parents will receive an email from their child’s trip leaders with specific information about the particular trip students have been assigned to.

TRAVEL DATES: While tickets have not yet been purchased, we expect departure for China to be on March 14 and for Tanzania on March 17. Return dates will be March 28 or 29.

PASSPORTS: All passports MUST be delivered to Pat Donovan before or by January 6, 2014, as soon as we return from winter break. Please note that the passport expiration date must be later than January 1, 2015.

VISAS: Visas are required along with passports for these trips. Photographs and paperwork will be taken care of on campus December 9.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Travel to China and Tanzania requires specific immunizations, Hepatitis A and B and Typhoid. If not already taken care of, please use Thanksgiving or our Winter break to acquire these immunizations while home and send documentation to the Gould Health Center. For those unable to do so, we will make arrangements to take care of this at school.

The Ninth Grade Four Point is truly a trip of a lifetime. It’s a privilege to offer such a memorable and transformative experience.

Here are some photos from last year’s adventures.

Tumaini School in Tanzania

Visiting a local school in Tanzania


The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China


Maddie in Tanzania

Maddie in Tanzania


Traditional artwork in China

Traditional artwork in China


On safari in Tanzania

On safari in Tanzania



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