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A place-based semester high school for girls.

The Traveling School amplifies female voices through transformative education to ignite positive change.

All Girls Education

Our all-female environment allows students to focus on academic achievement, develop leadership skills and build self-esteem in a supportive community.

Global Perspective

Living out of backpacks and duffels, students engage in communities, learning firsthand about the real-life impacts of global issues such as climate change, indigeneity, race, power and privilege.

Next Generation Leaders

Empowering our students to take action and spark positive change. When young women build leadership skills, they become tomorrow’s changemakers.

My Traveling School semester is the single, richest, experience that I have ever had. It built my confidence, channeled my curiosity, encouraged me to consider my impact on the world and empowered me to make that impact positive. It launched me into my adult life and the person I had always wanted to become.

Shannon - The Traveling School Alumni
Shannon, Fall & Spring 2010 Alumna

The semester continent is up to you.

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Western United States

Montana | Wyoming | Utah | Colorado | Arizona

Navigate booming rapids while contemplating the social and economic effects of hydroelectric energy. Stargaze in the desert while discussing the injustices of dispossessed Indigenous homelands. 

Fall 2022

Southern Africa

Zambia | Namibia | Botswana | South Africa

Travel across the sun-kissed terrain of southern Africa, experiencing all it has to offer.  Float Botswana's Okavango Delta, explore Namib desert's diamond ghost towns and engage in local communities throughout the region.

Spring 2023

South America

Ecuador | Peru | Bolivia

Delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals and waterways of the Amazon Basin.  Participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family.

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Western United States

Montana | Wyoming | Utah | Colorado | Arizona

Navigate booming rapids while contemplating the social and economic effects of hydroelectric energy. Stargaze in the desert while discussing the injustices of dispossessed Indigenous homelands.

Fall 2022

Southern Africa

Zambia | Namibia | Zimbabwe | South Africa

Travel across the sun-kissed terrain of Southern Africa, experiencing all it has to offer.  Float Botswana's Okavango Delta, explore the Namib deserts' diamond ghost towns and engage in local communities throughout the region.

Spring 2023

South America

Ecuador | Peru | Bolivia

Delve into the jungle with naturalists to explore plants, animals, and waterways of the Amazon Basin.  Participate in community projects and a homestay with an indigenous Quichua family.

Semester Options

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Alumnae

The Traveling School

Journal

10 Questions with TTS19 Alumna and Bend, Oregon-Based Birth Doula and Educator, Bobbi Mae Anderson

An interview with Maddie Johnson, TTS Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator   What motivated you to become a birth doula?Throughout high school and college, I knew that I wanted to work with women and girls in some capacity. In college, I studied maternal health and...

1,825 Days of Community: The Unbreakable Bond of TTS26

Laura Brin, TTS Development Director A Traveling School semester is 105 days long. But the bond of The Traveling School’s 26th semester has endured for 1,825 days and counting.That’s right – five years out, the young women of TTS26 are as tight-knit as when they left...

Honoring RBG: One Alumna’s Reflections on Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Laura Brin, TTS Development Director Jane Belcaster, a Spring 2018 Alumna, hung out with RBG a few years ago. THE Ruth Bader Ginsberg! Then a high school senior coming off her 15 weeks with The Traveling School, Jane put the confidence she honed on her South America...

Tips and Tricks for Virtual Learning

This year, going back to school looks different. Perhaps you are engaging in a hybrid learning plan split between remote and in-person learning. Or maybe you’re slated to live behind a screen for the entire semester.After your first few weeks back at school, we wanted...

Navigating 2020

How The Traveling School Helped Prepare Alumnae for this Year’s ChallengesBy Maddie JohnsonMarketing and Recruiting Coordinator; TTS33 and TTS34 Faculty “TTS taught me that life will sometimes hurt like hell. It’s not perfect. It’s not as simple as it seems. It...

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