Excellence is InclusiveShaker Travels the World Together
Your gift to the Travel Assistance Fund helps Shaker students expand their worldview and experience other cultures through international travel.
Your Generous Donations
Over the years, your generous donations have helped students travel the globe for:
- Performance Tours – Students have traveled with the orchestra, band and choir to perform at venues throughout Europe and China
- Service Programs – Our students travel to provide services and learn more about others’ cultures in Costa Rica, Laos, Fiji, Cambodia, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya
- Cultural Exchange Programs – Students have participated in exchange programs in Rouen, France, and Goslar, Germany, as well as China, India, and Japan through the High School’s Asian Studies Program
During the 2023-2024 school year, Shaker students will travel to Chile, Costa Rica, Goslar, Japan, South Africa Vietnam, and France.
SHAKER TRAVELS TO SOUTH AFRICA
A new international travel opportunity is being offered by Shaker Heights High School in the 2023-2024 school year. The South African Cultural Exchange (SACE) team, an initiative of Shaker Heights City School District’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has planned a trip to South Africa in March 2024. Learn more about this amazing opportunity and how you can support our Shaker students.
Shaker Student Travel Savings Fund
The Shaker Schools Foundation is proud to partner with Huntington Bank to help our families plan for the experience of a lifetime by opening a Shaker Student Travel Savings Fund. The time to start saving is NOW! Our partnership with Huntington will allow you to start a student travel savings fund now–with ZERO cost to you to set up. It is completely free. Your savings today will give your student the experience of a lifetime in high school. To set up your savings fund, visit the Huntington Fairmount Circle location. Learn more here.
International travel is life-changing. It gives students real and unique experiences that encourage them to think outside the bounds of their neighborhood, school or classroom. It empowers them to get out of their comfort zone and gain cultural fluency. Having an expanded worldview allows students to be more inclusive and accepting of others that are different from them.