Ready for a Summer of Learning and Fun?

The George School Summer Academy offers summer enrichment courses designed to help students explore new subjects and ideas and build critical skills for their upcoming school-year academic program. Designed primarily for students entering 6th – 9th grades in 2022-2023, these enrichment courses are in-person, on George School’s beautiful 240-acre campus. The Summer Academy runs from July 11 through August 4, 2022.

All courses are taught by professional teachers and experts in their fields. Intentionally small class sizes support individualized instruction and the flexible, focused schedule can fit each family’s existing summer plans. Courses running in the same weeks can be taken in tandem for a well-rounded program or individually to meet students’ specific interests and needs.

Classes include a Writer’s Workshop, Leadership and Public Speaking, Math Bridge Courses (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry), and Robotics. Courses run for two weeks and each course is two and a half hours in duration with built-in breaks. Morning classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is from 11:30-12:30 p.m. each day. Afternoon classes begin at 12:30 and end at 3:00 p.m.

The cost of each course is $460, and there is a $40 fee for lunch if students attend both morning and afternoon courses in a session.

Session 1: July 11 – July 21, Monday through Thursday

Morning Class Options (9:00-11:30 a.m.):

  • Middle School Book Club
  • Bridge to Algebra 1
  • Leadership and Public Speaking
  • Robotics

Afternoon Class Options (12:30-3:00 p.m.):

  • Bridge to Pre-Algebra
  • Writer’s Workshop (6th/7th grade)
  • Writer’s Workshop (8th/9th grade)

Session 2:  July 25 – August 4, Monday through Thursday   

Morning Class Options (9:00-11:30 a.m.):

  • Bridge to Algebra 1
  • Writer’s Workshop (8th/9th grade)

Afternoon Class Options (12:30-3:00 p.m.):

  • Leadership and Public Speaking
  • Bridge to Geometry

*The information in the above schedule is subject to change. Students who combine courses for a full day will have an additional charge for lunch.

Summer Academy


Session 1: July 11-July 21

Session 2: July 25-August 4

Courses run Monday through Thursday

Contact summeracademics@georgeschool.org for information or questions about the program.

To learn about our summer day camp and sports camps, visit Summer @ George School.

 

Summer 2022 Classes

These enrichment classes are primarily focused on students entering grades 6 through 9 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Writing Workshop

This course will focus on fostering cross-curricular writing skills in middle school students and explore elements of both academic and creative writing. Students will be exposed to various forms of writing and learn to differentiate their writing for multiple audiences. Students will use topics of their interest to develop strong writing structures and conventions to support school-based writing and personal expressions.

*This course includes two sections based on age and is open to rising 6th through rising 9th grade students.

Middle School Book Club

Students will spend the course reading suggested titles as well as those of their choosing. They will engage in higher level literary discussions with their peers to encourage their love of reading and deeper critical thinking skills. Students will take the lead in interpreting texts in a Socratic approach along with teacher support.

*This course is open to rising 6th-9th grade students. Students should have a reading level of 7th grade and up for this course.

Math Bridge Courses

These courses will review key concepts from the previous year to solidify students’ knowledge, as well as introduce early concepts from the next level math course. Students will identify and practice concepts based on their individual needs to build mathematical confidence for the coming year.

Math Enrichment Bridge to Algebra 1: This course is open to any age student who is taking Algebra 1 in the following school year.

Math Enrichment Bridge to Pre-Algebra: This course is open to any age student who is taking Pre-Algebra in the following school year.

Math Enrichment Bridge to Geometry: This course is open to any age student who is taking Geometry in the following school year.

Leadership and Public Speaking

This course will focus on developing students’ skills in public speaking and leadership through a collaborative environment. Students will engage in authentic activities that mirror school and career experiences to strengthen their presentation skills and self-confidence. Through this lens, students will work on developing the qualities and skills needed for leadership roles as they carve out their unique style and build on their strengths.

*This course is open to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.

Robotics

Arduino is a single-board microcontroller for building devices that can sense and control objects in the real world. In this mini-course, students will learn how to program the Arduino for real-world applications, such as to control lights, motors, and motion detection sensors. This course will use real hardware components assembled by the students on solderless breadboards.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Program an Arduino compatible device to control lights, motors, and other devices.
  • Understand Arduino’s architecture, including inputs and connectors for add-on devices.
  • Add third-party components such as LCDs, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and GPS trackers to extend Arduino’s functionality.
  • Understand the basics of computer programming
  • Test, debug, and deploy the Arduino to solve real world problems.

Course requirements: Windows, Linux or Mac OS device with a standard USB type A socket or adapter. Chromebooks will not work.

Supplies can be borrowed during the course. If students wish to purchase their projects, the total cost tends to be less than $50.

*This course is open to rising 8th and 9th grade students (and talented rising 7th grade students.)