Summer 2020 Update

Summer Session Update
All Bishop's summer courses will be taught remotely this year.  
The enrichment program for students entering fourth through eighth grade will be offered through distance learning as well.  The schedules for session A have been updated and session B schedules will be available soon. Please be on the lookout for the updated plans to engage your younger children in July this summer.  

The following Session I courses have been canceled: 
  • Chinese 2: Review and Preview through Stories
  • Spanish 2: Review and Preview through Stories
  • Musical Theater Workshop
  • Summer on Stage
  • Middle School Math 1
  • Middle School Math 2 
A reminder about our refund policy:
If you withdraw from a course at least three weeks in advance of the first day of class, you will receive a full refund.  If the School cancels a class, you will receive a full refund. If you would like to withdraw from a Session I class for any reason, you must do so by Monday, May 18 in order to receive a refund.

Thank you for your interest in the Bishop’s Summer Program! Summer school registration is now open!  Please note that some Health and Religion classes may fill quickly, so if you need to enroll in a specific session or time, please register early to lock in your space.

Please select the grade of the summer student to investigate more about courses available, schedules and descriptions.

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!
  • 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 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 2020-2021 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.

    Package pricing for pre-grades 4-5 and 6-8: The more classes you take, the less you pay per class! The tuition for each enrichment class in pre-grades 4-5 and pre-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

    If you withdraw from a course at least three weeks in advance of the first day of class, you will receive a full refund.  If the School cancels a class, you will receive a full refund. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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 or snack is offered during the summer. A student can bring lunch, snacks and drinks from home. 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.

Contact Us

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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.
"Being at Bishop's during the summer is great! It's like all the fun parts of school, without actually being school.  Switching classes and rooms helped me better prepare for life in middle school.  There are so many classes to choose from and they are all amazing!" - Elliott, Age 11
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
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.