Scholastica Travel Inc is a family-owned and operated group travel business and retail travel agency. Since our founding in 1980, we have specialized in school travel planning services nationwide. We have witnessed first-hand the power of travel to catalyze personal growth, promote lifelong learning, and create lasting memories. Our caring team of travel professionals is committed to excellence and will work with you from start to finish to plan a customized trip that is safe, educational, and fun.
John and Nancy Weir are the founders of Scholastica Travel. They’re teachers turned travel professionals – and it all started with a postcard. The postcard invited John to take his Mount Pleasant High School class to Washington, D.C. John hadn’t been much of anywhere, except maybe to his uncle’s farm. He took that trip and it changed his life. Over the next 40 years, that one trip led to many. Scholastica Travel has been honored to help countless people, like John, experience life beyond their hometown.
Natalie Weir Rice is the CEO of Scholastica Travel. She is a scientist turned travel professional. As the daughter of John and Nancy, she learned the family business around the dinner table. Her deep love of learning and adventure has taken her to 34 countries and counting. Natalie is honored to lead Scholastica, sharing her passion for personal growth through travel with the communities we serve.