As school closes in on Winter Break today, students buzz with excitement about what they are doing over the break. Whether visiting family or going somewhere for the fun of it, students look forward to the time to sleep in and relax.
Of the Upper School students who responded to an anonymous survey about their Winter Break destinations, about 27% will not travel at all. 25% of students said they will leave the country over break, while the remaining 48% will travel within the country.
Some students responded with a quick note about what they are doing, and the majority reported visiting family, skiing, and some students said they will stay home and work on college applications.
Other people interviewed gave information on what they will actually do for the break. “I am staying at home and spending time with my family,” said Jordan Gross (‘20)
Travelers had different reasons for vacationing over break, including Andrew Wilson (‘22) who is “going to New York to visit family.”
Students also travel over break for sports and competitions. “I am going to Florida, we are going to Disney and my brother has a soccer tournament there,” said Jack Steren (‘20).
A common destination for vacationers is Florida, with almost 20% of total surveyors heading there. 12% will also visit the Caribbean, while only one person will go to Canada and 11% out west, showing that most respondents head for the warm weather during the winter.
Bullis Upper School students will spend their break in different locations across the country and internationally, but they look forward to the time spent with family and their vacations.