"Ivy Discovery Institute provided an excellent travel experience for my students in NYC. The trips was tailored made. He was knowledgeable about experiences outside the normal touristy fare, which made our time in NYC great. I whole-heartedly recommend IDI to everyone."
Steven B., Former Falls Church High School Theatre Director
"I have worked with Ivy Discovery for years with both High School and Middle School groups and have never had anything but a spectacular trip! We always stay in wonderful hotels in the Theatre District and have a program packed with shows and workshops tailored specifically for our group. We have seen numerous shows that other groups only dreamed about seeing because Ivy is always on the cutting edge of what’s coming and what will be the next “big thing.” War Horse was literally life-changing for some of my International Baccalaureate kids. Since I usually teach very serious theatre students, Ivy has also provided us with some great unconventional off-Broadway experiences that challenge and inspire. Every student and chaperone has come home happy with only great memories. I can’t wait for our next trip this spring!"
Trena Weiss, Rocky Run Middle School, Director of Theatre Arts
"Working with Ivy Discovery Institute makes planning a trip to NYC for my students easy. The itinerary is jam packed with educational theatre opportunities, seeing the best of Broadway, attending workshops with professional Broadway actors and technicians, staying in mid-town Manhattan walking distance from theatre and restaurants, and great meals. It is one of the highlights of the year for my students and we are excited for this year's shows and workshops!"
Amy Young, DHS Theatre Arts Director
“The price for an Ivy Discovery trip to New York City is stupendous! At first it seems like a lot of go, go, go...but therein lies the value. Being a former teacher, the director David Schmidt, has enough built into the agenda so you see and do a multitude of things, so your students are not left with much idle time on their hands, and when you depart you always feel like you truly got your money's worth. “
TIM WILLMOT, Broad Run High School, Theatre Director
SCHOOLS and UNIVERSITIES:
Fairfax County Schools: Mt. Vernon High Schook, McLean High School, Langley High School, Marshall High School, Centreville High School, Thomas Jefferson High School,Woodson High School, Robert E. Lee High School, Rocky Run Middle School
Robinson High School IB Program: Italy, France, Spain; Fairfax High School: New York and London.
Private Schools: Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York: Italy, Greece, U.K. and London.
Loudoun County Schools: Broad Run High School, Briar Woods High School, Dominion High School, StoneBridge High School, Loudoun Valley High School.
University: Northern Virginia Community College, Manasses Campus, Art Department:
Italy and Paris
Associations, Federal Agencies: FEMA Convention-San Francisco-5000 attendees,
Edison Electric Institute: Board Meetings, National Conferences; Trade Shows
Corporations: National Utility Service-New York: Incentives Europe; Fairchild Publications – New York: Europe Events; Software AG of North America-Virginia: Meetings, conventions, trade shows; Atlantic Research-Virginia: Meetings, Trade Shows, International Events and Sales Meetings; AT&T-Washington, DC- International Incentives, Cruises, Meetings, Corporate Training.