Academic Summer Program 2018

The Academic Summer Program (ASP) provides an opportunity for incoming students to gain skills that will help them adjust to the academic and social aspects of George School life.

While attending classes taught by George School faculty, students will build academic skills such as note taking, time management, paragraph development, using and recognizing rhetorical patterns, active listening, critical thinking, and close reading. The Academic Summer Program is a boarding program for both new day and new boarding students.

Modeled after an actual academic week at George School, students reside in a dormitory and attend classes daily. Through supervised evening study halls, students are encouraged to practice the skills they learn in classes each day. Resident faculty members and upper-class student counselors will be on hand to assist students and monitor the dormitories.

In addition to enhancing academic skills, students will participate in activities, sports, and workshops designed to help them adjust to the social aspects of life at George School. Faculty and academic counselors will tackle issues such as living in a diverse community, resisting imposed identities, and forging a sense of self. The academic and social elements of the summer program work together to help students build a strong foundation for their time at George School.

Session 1: Monday, August 13 through Thursday, August 16, 2018
Session 2: Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30, 2018

Activities in the 2018 ASP schedule include:

Monday

  • Welcome reflection groups
  • Introduction to the academic program and George School rules
  • Writing workshop
  • Lunch
  • Academic classes
  • Sports
  • Dinner
  • Study Hall
  • Dorm check-in

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Academic classes
  • Dinner
  • Contra dancing
  • Study Hall
  • Dorm check-in

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Philadelphia
  • Dinner
  • Salsa dancing
  • Dorm check-in

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Academic classes
  • Closing ceremony

Questions? Please call Colette Weber at 267.625.9228 if you need additional help or email cweber@georgeschool.org.