• Scholarships are available for nearly every teacher accepted into the programs thanks to generous donations from our sponsors.
  • On-campus scholarships are valued at $1,400 per teacher.
  • Traveling workshop program scholarships are valued at $1,550 per teacher.
  • Travel stipends also are available to eligible teachers.


Program Information:

  • Tuition covers hotel accommodations (2 per room), complimentary hotel breakfast, admissions, instruction, tour transportation, airport shuttle (to/from Dulles International Airport) and one graduate credit (see Accreditation).
  • Teachers who receive scholarships are expected to make a $150 refundable deposit to hold their registration. Refunds are awarded after the program has been successfully completed.


  • Each program includes one graduate credit hour, which is granted by La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Enrolled students who wish to earn another two credits (3 total credits) must pay $150 for each additional credit at the beginning of the program.

For more information, contact our Education Department at (610) 933-8825 ext. 230 or

Virginia Presidents and Their Families


June 21 – June 26, 2019

Academic Director:
Dr. Stuart Leibiger
Professor of History
LaSalle University
Location: Virginia

Four of the first five U.S. Presidents came from the Commonwealth of Virginia – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Their residences became places of refuge and relaxation during their tenures as presidents and beyond. “I can truly say I had rather be at Mount Vernon with a friend or two about me, than to be attended at the Seat of Government by the Officers of State and the Representatives of every Power in Europe,” Washington wrote about his beloved homestead of Mount Vernon in 1790. Guided by a leading historian on the revolutionary and constitutional eras, participants will travel throughout the region interpreting the physical history related to the Presidents, their spouses and their families.


Program features include:

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  • James Madison’s Montpelier
  • Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home
  • Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s retreat
  • Gunston Hall, home of George Mason
  • Highland, James Monroe’s home
  • Kenmore Plantation, home of George Washington’s sister
  • Five days of scholarly lectures and pedagogical discussions
  • Network with teachers from across the country

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