1st NCA Graduating Class of 2024

Senior Trip to Greece & Rome – March 2024


After much discussion toward the end of last year, we decided to launch the inaugural Naples Classical Academy Senior Class Trip to Greece and Rome. It is our goal that this 8-day senior trip will help concretize the abstract principles and ideas that we explore in the classroom. This trip will give our graduating seniors a unique opportunity to explore the roots of Western Civilization, to breathe the air that Aristotle breathed. Scholars will have an opportunity for their reading to come to life in the places, art, and culture of the seat of Western Tradition. They will experience: The Athenian Acropolis and Parthenon, the Sanctuary of the Oracle at Delphi, the Roman Forum and Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the treasures of the Vatican Museums, along with many other sights along the way. Dr. Rochefort and I will lead this trip along with several other faculty members. 

The Optima Foundation strongly supports our vision for the annual NCA senior trip. A trip like this can be a once in a lifetime event for some. We recognize that not all scholars and chaperones share the same economic advantages. As a result, the costs associated with a trip of this caliber may not be attainable for every family. 

We are grateful to the Optima Foundation for spearheading this fundraising effort. With your support, together, we can make this life-changing trip a reality for each one of our scholars as our first-ever graduating class at Naples Classical Academy. 

-Pax et Bonum-

Ronald W. Garcia

Head of School

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All Donations will be designated for the 2024 NCA Senior Trip.

Any funds collected but not used for 2024 will be designated for future trips.

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About Naples Classical Academy

Naples Classical Academy, a tuition-free charter school, opened as a K-10 in the Fall of 2021 and has added a grade each year to reach K-12. NCA is a licensed user of the Hillsdale College K-12 Classical Education Curriculum and is a part of the Optima Foundation family of schools. The campus at 10270 Immokalee Road includes a 70,000 square foot school facility, sports fields, and plans to add a gymnasium in the future.


These Naples Classical Academy scholars read the great books, study mathematics, learn true history, the sciences, the fine arts, and Latin as they are formed to become critical thinkers. Through a cultivation of moral character and intellectual and civic virtue, classical education guides them into freedom, making them self-reliant and responsible citizens capable of governing themselves and taking part in the self-government of our communities. Learn more at NaplesClassical.org.

The Optima Foundation, a 50l(c)(3} non-profit, was founded by Erika Donalds in 2017 to support the establishment and expansion of superior quality schools of choice. Our mission is to ensure that every family has access to the truth, goodness and beauty of a classical education, through charter schools, virtual courses, VR field trips, and other academic partnerships. Learn more at our website, Optima.Foundation. EIN Number 823745515