Global Education

PTS Travel

Palmer Trinity School has made a commitment to experiential education, domestic and global travel- including language, culture, service and adventure travel. Experiential education gives students the freedom to engage content and skills: to work alone and in teams, and to develop abilities and confidence in a praxis of action. It also offers a time for reflection to clarify what students have learned about themselves, the project undertaken and the wider values of their world. Teachers who work with experiential learning programs are undertaking a different kind of educational experience.
The following is a list of travel experiences available to students during the 2022-2023 school year. Please email the Travel Contact for more information, or if you have any questions. 

Other Travel Experiences may be added throughout the academic year as opportunities arise.
Any proposed Travel Experience may be canceled or postponed or changed for reasons of safety of our students and faculty.

PTS Study Away Programs

During the sophomore year, Palmer Trinity offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Sydney, Australia, Madrid, Spain, or Aix en Provence, France. PTS has two schools in Sydney: Abbotsleigh and Trinity as part of our exchange network. In 2008, we added the Lycée Georges Duby in Aix en Provence, France into our partnership. In 2019, our Spanish partner moved to Colegio Liceo Sorolla in Madrid.

The curriculum of these three schools matches well with our academic program. U.S. colleges and universities have looked favorably upon our students who have studied abroad. Palmer Trinity is one of a hand full of schools in the nation that offer semester-long study abroad programs during a student’s sophomore year. The experience has been life-changing for many of our students. It has produced life-long friendships and a greater global perspective on many issues. Students selected for the programs are away the second semester of Year 10.

The only cost of the program is the airline ticket to France, Spain, or Australia. Students will live with a family chosen by the international school. The schools have an intense interview process to make sure the families are acceptable. The family will have children of the same age attending the international school your child will attend. By paying Palmer Trinity’s tuition, you have paid the tuition at the school in Australia, France, or Spain, so there are no extra tuition costs. Of course, incidentals must be paid by PTS parents such as normal spending money for weekends.

The programs are competitive as we may only send a maximum of six students to Australia, four students to Spain, and two students to France each year. For these programs, selections are made in early Fall of Sophomore year. 

For more information, please contact:

Australia - Danny Reynolds - dreynolds@palmertrinity.org
France - Caroline Goodwin - cgoodwin@palmertrinity.org
Spain - Trinidad Rittenhouse - trodriguez@palmertrinity.org
The Study Away Student Application can be found on the Downloads page on the Resource Board. You can access the Resource Board by logging in to the PTS Online Community. 


Abbotsleigh School
Abbotsleigh is an independent Anglican school for girls that encourages each girl to develop her potential by fostering her pursuit of personal and academic excellence. The School provides a quality, well-balanced education, underpinned by the Christian faith. Each girl is empowered to be a courageous, constructive, and compassionate world citizen who embraces diversity and has a will to serve others.

Trinity Grammar School
The Trinity Grammar School is a multi-campus independent Anglican single-sex early learning, primary. and secondary day and boarding school for boys, located in inner-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The main campus in Summer Hill delivers a comprehensive education to students from Year K to Year 12; the outdoor education facilities located at Woollamia on the NSW South Coast.

Founded in 1913 by George Chambers at Dulwich Hill, the school currently caters for approximately 2,000 students.

Lycee Georges Duby
Le lycée Georges Duby opened its doors in the South of France in September 1997.

The School welcomes students from all diverse backgrounds, French or foreign. These students are admitted after language tests in the English international section or Franco-German section. The School has a mixed boarding school reserved for students of international sections.

Colegio Liceo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain
Founded in 1975, Colegio Liceo Sorolla is an international, K-12, coeducational, secular school in Pozuelo de Alarcón, a suburb of Madrid.

Liceo Sorolla School is defined as a school of learning, knowledge and values. The teachers are counselors and coaches who give relevance to the teaching of techniques, tools and resources following the most innovative methodologies. The goal of the school is to offer students the best experience of their lives while learning to be World Citizens. Students interested in this program must have a strong command of written and spoken Spanish as courses are taught in Spanish.

Palmer Trinity also has relationships with The Alzar School in Idaho and Chile, and CITYTerm in New York City. These programs are for sophomores and juniors. Both programs have their own application process, and their own tuition and fees scales, and are not covered by the Palmer Trinity School tuition. However, each school does offer financial assistance. Please visit these schools' websites and contact them during the student's freshman year for admission during the second semester of sophomore year. 

Alzar School
The official mission of the school is: to educate and facilitate the leadership development of high school students. That mission statement might be summed up as “The Alzar School is trying to mold the next generation of leaders, the people that will go out there and make significant change in the world.”

The Alzar School is helping to fill the leadership void. The world needs more leaders to tackle the social and environmental issues. Many students think that the point of an education is to prepare them for a job, to make a living, or for more education (college, med school, etc). We believe that students can be expected to do more, that education is meant to prepare you to make the world a better place. We know that our students will be well-prepared for university challenges and that they will be able to make a living in a career of their choice. They will be able to achieve these things and have the leadership skills to direct their energy and talents toward improving their local communities and confronting the global issues that they are passionate about.

CITYterm, a semester program for thirty intellectually adventuresome juniors and seniors in high school, makes New York City its Laboratory and Classroom. At CITYterm you will explore the city. You will immerse yourself in the city's five boroughs, connecting with them. You will meet authors, city officials, historians, urban planners, the homeless. You will come to understand New York City, its inhabitants, and your own learning potential, returning to your home-school ready to embark upon new adventures.


Island School, Bahamas (Summer Only)
The Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas offers a transformative educational summer journey. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world may apply. With the campus and surrounding ocean as laboratories, the School partners with a world-class science research facility. The Island School Summer Term is a 30-day intensive program from June 28th to July 28th that focuses on questioning what it means to live well in a place. Through a rigorous course of study that includes field work in local ecosystems, explorations of local settlements and the socioeconomic impacts of development, and dynamic involvement in the systems and resources upon which we rely, Summer Term students grapple with how communities – whether on an island in The Bahamas or in a town in the States – can live most sustainably.
Main Entrance: 8001 SW 184th Street, Miami, FL 33157
Mailing Address: 7900 SW 176th Street, Miami, FL 33157
Main:     305.251.2230
Admission:     305.969.4208