Summer 2021

Upper School Sessions
Session I: June 7 - 25

8 a.m. - noon; 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Session II: June 28 - July 16
8 a.m. – noon

Middle/Elementary School Enrichment Sessions
Session A: June 21 - July 2
Session B: July 6 - July 16

Currently, we plan to offer nearly all classes on campus in person. We will offer one section of World Religions, Introduction to Biblical Literature and Health virtually specifically for those families who are not able to send their students to campus. Additional classes will be available virtually only. In-person class enrollment will be capped to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. 

Session I offers for-credit classes both in-person and virtually such as World Religions pre-grades 6-8), Health and Introduction to Biblical Literature in both morning and afternoon. 

Session I will also offer a number of other courses, including Bishop’s Rocks (June 21 - July 2 only), Film and Digital Media I, Honors Biology Prep (June 7 - 18 only), Intensive Writing (virtual) (June 7-11 only), Musical Theater, The Prophetic Voice, Race and Religion in America and Visual Arts Studio.

In Session II, Intensive Chinese I (Part A) (June 28-July 2 only), Intensive Chinese I (Part B) (July 5-9 only), World Religions, Middle School Math 1 and 2, Health and Introduction to Biblical Literature will be offered.

Session II will also offer a number of other upper school courses, including Film and Digital Media II, Immersion Dance, Intensive Writing (virtual) (June 28-July 2 only), Introduction to Neuroscience: The Brain and Behavior, Literature and Writing Workshop, Math 3 and 4 Prep and My Fictional Autobiography.

Enrichment classes for younger students are also available and quite popular. These on-campus courses are open to all students and allow them to express themselves creatively. Classes are offered in one-and-a-half-hour periods and students may enroll in up to four classes a day for the two-week session.

Registration will begin March 15.


General Information

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  • The Summer Mission

    The Bishop’s School Summer Session provides both Bishop’s and San Diego-area families with a variety of classes for students in pre-grades 4-12 in a safe and caring environment just a short walk from the beach. We offer courses for credit, preparation, review and enrichment through project- and inquiry-based activities and STEM/STEAM options taught by experts in their fields. Elementary and middle school students can enroll in a maximum of four classes or, combined with the summer athletics program, build an entire well-balanced day. We make education exceptional, inspirational, relevant and fun!
  • Calendar

    UPPER SCHOOL PROGRAM (rising grades 9-12)

    Session I: June 7 - 25, 2021
    Bishop’s Rocks (June 21 - July 2 only), Film and Digital Media I, Health, Health (virtual), Honors Biology Prep (June 7 - 18 only), Intensive Writing (virtual) (June 7-11 only), Introduction to Biblical Literature, Introduction to Biblical Literature (virtual), Musical Theater, The Prophetic Voice, Race and Religion in America, Visual Arts Studio

    Session II: June 28 - July 16, 2021
    Film and Digital Media II, Health, Immersion Dance, Intensive Chinese I (Part A) (June 28-July 2 only), Intensive Chinese I (Part B) (July 5-9 only), Intensive Writing (virtual) (June 28-July 2 only), Introduction to Biblical Literature, Introduction to Neuroscience: The Brain and Behavior (June 28 - July 14 only), Literature and Writing Workshop, Math 3 Prep and Review, Math 4 Prep and Review, My Fictional Autobiography

    ACADEMIC EXPLORATIONS MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM (rising grades 6-8)

    Session I (for credit): June 7 - 25, 2021
    World Religions, World Religions (virtual)

    Session A Enrichment: June 21 - July 2, 2021
    See COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for classes and times

    Session II for (credit): June 28 - July 16, 2021
    Intensive Chinese I (Part A) (June 28-July 2 only), Intensive Chinese I (Part B) (July 5-9 only), Math 3 Prep and Review, Middle School Math 1, Middle School Math 2, World Religions

    Session B Enrichment: July 6 - 16, 2021
    See COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for classes and times
     
    ACADEMIC ADVENTURES PROGRAM (rising grades 4-5)

    Session A Enrichment: June 21 - July 2, 2021
    Session B Enrichment: July 6 - 16, 2021

    Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. All course descriptions and meeting times are listed in the Schedules at a Glance and Course Descriptions for each program. The observed holiday for the Fourth of July is July 5, and no enrichment classes will be offered that day.  Credit classes will be offered on July 5.

    *A minimum number of students is needed for courses to be offered. The School reserves the right to cancel courses where minimum enrollment is not met and will make every effort to offer students alternatives.
  • Instructions for Online Registration

    Registration will be accessed through an online portal from The Bishop’s School’s website beginning in mid-March. If you have questions, contact summer-school@bishops.com. For questions about financial aid, please contact Chrissy King.
  • Classes

    Small class sizes and personal attention enable students to learn in a comfortable and supportive environment. We offer both morning and afternoon classes, and students can combine academic classes with athletic camps. All teachers and coaches are experienced in their fields. Many are full-time faculty at The Bishop’s School.
  • Tuition and Fees

    Tuition amounts are listed with each course description. Full payment of tuition is due at the time of enrollment in addition to a non-refundable $75 administrative fee per student for academic enrollment. Textbooks and other required materials may be purchased at the School’s bookstore or from other sources. For some classes, materials are provided. Financial aid awards apply to Bishop’s students only, and students will pay the same percentage of tuition that they will pay for the 2021-2022 academic year. Financial aid awards apply to tuition only and are applicable to certain courses only.  Please contact Chrissy King in the School’s business office to confirm if your financial aid award applies. Please contact Chrissy King in the School’s business office to confirm if your financial aid award applies.

    Package pricing for rising grades 4-5 and 6-8: The more classes you take, the less you pay per class! The tuition for each enrichment class in the Academic Adventures (rising grades 4-5) and Academic Explorations (rising grades 6-8) programs is $225 for one class per two-week session. If a student enrolls in multiple classes per session, the total tuition is discounted: First class $225, second class, $130, third class, $115 and fourth class $65. All students must pay the $75 administrative fee in addition to the class tuition. No financial aid is available for the enrichment programs.

    We will make every effort to enroll a student in the registered section of the class, e.g., morning or afternoon for health and religion classes. However, for classes with high enrollments, we cannot guarantee placement in the requested section and a waitlist may be required. Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation, and students will be offered other options.
  • Cancellation Policy

    All courses are subject to adequate enrollment. A 100 percent refund, including the $75 administrative fee, will be made for withdrawals due to cancelled classes unless a student enrolls in a substitute class. The administrative fee is only refunded if there are no classes taken. Students will be offered other options if a class is cancelled. Registration remains open until courses are filled. However, no refunds will be given if a student withdraws from a course or cancels their enrollment less than three weeks prior to the start of the course.
  • Withdrawal from a For-Credit Course

    A student may withdraw from a for-credit course at any time. However, both tuition and the $75 administrative fee will be forfeited. Students have one week after the start of the course to withdraw without a transcripted record of enrollment, unless otherwise approved by the director. If a student withdraws after one week of classes, then the School will transcript a WP, withdraw passing, or WF, withdraw failing. In classes where the School forces a withdrawal due to excessive absences or inappropriate behavior, no transcripted record will be noted.
  • Course Credit

    To ensure that credit will be received for summer work, students who do not attend The Bishop’s School should consult with their home school counselors before enrolling. Transcripts will be sent to home schools at the end of the session. Contact Rachael Garcia, registrar, with the name and address of the home school.
  • Academic Policies

    Students with missing or incomplete summer course work will be expected to make up any Incompletes no later than one week after the course ends.  All academic policies from the Curriculum Guide apply in the summer.
  • Dismissal

    No refund of tuition or the $75 administrative fee will be given if a student is dismissed from the program due to a disciplinary issue and no credit will be given for the course(s).
  • Attendance

    All absences must be reported to the summer session office before 8 a.m. on the day of the missed class by emailing summer-school@bishops.com. Parents or guardians will be contacted in case of an absence if the School has not received notification. Tardiness is disruptive and discouraged. For a for-credit course, e.g., health or religion, a student will be dropped after missing more than one day unless the absence is pre-approved by the director. Requests to split classes between sessions is discouraged and likely will not be approved.  All noted classes must be attended in person on campus to be considered “in attendance."
  • Standards of Behavior

    Students must exhibit good conduct and adhere to the School’s Fundamental Standard: The members of The Bishop’s School will maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others. If students do not maintain appropriate behavior, they may be asked to leave campus and/or the program at the discretion of the director.

    Students should not arrive at school more than 15 minutes before the beginning of their first class of the day nor stay later than 15 minutes after the end of their last class for the day. The School does not provide before or after school care.
  • Attire

    No uniform is required, but attire must be modest and appropriate. The School reserves the right to require a student to dress appropriately.
  • Snacks and Lunch

    No school lunch is offered during the summer. A student can bring lunch, snacks and drinks from home. A snack bar with limited hours is available with small food items for purchase. Elementary and middle school students cannot leave campus during lunch or breaks between classes.
  • Transportation

    School transportation may be available if enough students are interested. Please contact Pat Clowney for information about bus/van routes and costs.
  • Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

    The Bishop’s School promotes an inclusive and compassionate community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, trustees and alumni. We honor and embrace diverse identities such as age, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender and gender identity, group affiliation, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Because diversity enriches the exchange of ideas, we foster a physically and emotionally safe environment in which different experiences, thoughts and opinions are respectfully expressed and respectfully heard. Such an environment allows every individual to thrive in and contribute to our global community.

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    Mr. Benjamin Duehr 

    Director of Summer Programs; Science
    (858) 875-0762
    St. Olaf College - B.A.
    University of San Diego - M.S.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.