While the Bishop's campus is currently closed, a decision has not yet been made as to whether it will be open for the summer program.  While we are hoping for the best, we are preparing for all possibilities.  At this time, we will run certain for-credit classes -  Heath, the religious classes (Introduction to Biblical Literature, World Religions, Prophetic Voice, and The Holocaust: Religious Questions), and the Visual Arts courses (Drawing and Painting I or II) regardless; whether they are offered in person or via distance learning will be determined at a later date. The summer credit can still be earned from these classes.
A final decision has not yet been made regarding other courses, including our Enrichment Program (for students entering grades 4-8).  We hope to be able to make a final decision before mid-May about these classes.  
A reminder about our refund policy:
If you withdraw from a course at least 3 weeks in advance of the first day of class, you will receive a refund for the course minus a small registration fee.  If the school cancels a class (due to Covid-19 or due to low enrollment) you will be fully refunded.

Summer 2020 Update

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.

Similar to previous years, we will offer two three-week sessions for classes such as Health, Biblical Literature, World Religions and upper school religion electives. There are also a variety of performing arts opportunities!  Classes will run June 8-26 during the first session. The second session will run June 29-July 17.  
Math 3 Review and Literature and Writing Workshop will run from June 15-July 10.

Enrichment classes for pre-grades 4-5 and pre-grades 6-8 are two-week sessions: June 15-26 and June 29-July 10. These classes provide younger students access to several Bishop's teachers, and they get the sense of what it would be like to rotate period-to-period throughout the school day.  These classes also provide students with an array of academic, athletic and artistic options to suit their interests.

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 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 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.