Package Pricing for pre-grades 4-5 and pre-grades 6-8: The more classes you take, the less you pay per class! 

The tuition for each enrichment class in the 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.  
 

Pre-Grades 4-5

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  • Schedule at a Glance

    SESSION A: June 15 - 26, 2020

    Period 1
    8:30 - 10 a.m.
    Period 2
    10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
    Lunch
    11:45 -12:15 p.m.
    Period 3
    12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
    Period 4
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Beginning Strings
     
    Classics and Comics
     
    Inquiring Minds
      
    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr.
    Art of Making
     
    Bishop’s Rocks I
     
    Center Stage
     
    Gaming Before Electricity
     
    Bishop’s Rocks II
     
    Engineering Design
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     
    Who am I?
    Animation
     
    CSI Math
     
    Nature of LJ
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     
    SESSION B: June 29 - July 10, 2020

    Period 1
    8:30 - 10 a.m.
    Period 2
    10:15  -11:45 a.m.
    Lunch
    11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Period 3
    12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
    Period 4
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Classics and Comics
     
    Inquiring Minds
     
    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr.
     
     
    Art of Making
     
    Center Stage
     
    DIY: Do it Yourself
     
    Engineering Design
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     
    Who am I?
    CSI Math
     
    Nature of LJ
     
    Slime
     
    Summer Sports and Games

Course Descriptions

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  • Session A: June 15 - 26

    PERIOD 1: 8:30 - 10 a.m.

    Beginning Strings
    (grades 4-8)|$225
    The Beginning Strings ensemble is recommended for fourth-eighth grade students with 0-1 years of string experience who are interested in a first foray into instrumental music. Students will receive an introduction to the violin, viola and cello, while playing in a fun and friendly beginning ensemble setting. The class will begin with an introduction to the instruments and an instrument “petting zoo.” A limited number of instruments will be available for use; students may bring their own as well. This class will help to prepare students for Bishop’s Period X Ensemble and the session will culminate with a short performance/demonstration.
     
    Classics and Comics (grades 4-5)|$225
    A summer course for students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history. Graphic novels, comic books, webcomics, even Sunday comic strips; all have lent themselves to telling engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction, from around the world. Together, we will read from selected passages and practice granting familiar stories new life through a combination of illustrations, panels, handwritten captions, and an onomatopoeia or two! Students will experience the power of storyboarding, learn the importance of first and second drafts and find their unique artistic voice. All levels of artistic ability are welcome!
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know (grades 4-5)|$225
    Observe. Question. Explore. How do we know what we know? Students put on safety goggles and lab coats to get a lot of BANG as they immerse themselves in scientific discovery through a series of rocket launches, chemistry experiments and biology projects. Whether figuring out chemical bonds or building team bonds, students will be captivated by science as they explore the world around them.
     
    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr. (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will become Iron (Fe) Chef of the kitchen in this fun and engaging course meshing food and science! Students will create delicious dishes while learning the science behind these dishes. What puts the carbonation in fermentation? How does milk transform into yogurt? How can acidity change the color of lemonade or cook fish? How do you make dried fruit? How do smell and taste work to create flavor? What puts the "sour" in sourdough? These are just a few activities students will try as they learn techniques to help them cook in the kitchen, discuss what is it that makes food delicious, and discover how understanding science can help them both cook and eat food with more appreciation! Activities will be scaled for age appropriateness and safety. 
     
    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    The Art of Making (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students use their hands and stretch their minds as they learn to employ computers, 3D printing and laser cutting to bring their ideas into the physical world. Starting with small assignments designed to teach the basics of these 21st-century tools, students graduate to creating fun, useless inventions (“Chindogu”) that combine high- and low-tech materials and techniques. The course culminates with a presentation of student work.
     
    Bishop’s Rocks I (grades 4-8)|$225
    “Bishop’s Rocks” is an introduction to contemporary music and improvisation for students who may be considering joining one of Bishop’s jazz bands during the school year, or for those who would simply like to learn how to improvise on their instruments. It is designed to help students express themselves creatively through their instruments and learn to enjoy “jamming” with friends in small groups.  Repertoire will be drawn from the blues, rock, pop and jazz traditions, and will introduce some of the musical and mental skills involved in creative music making: scales, musical structure, storytelling and beginning music theory. This ensemble is open to students of all instruments with two or more years of school or private instruction. No prior experience with contemporary styles or improvisation is required, but students should be able to play one-octave F, C, and G (concert) major scales and be familiar with basic music notation. The class will culminate with a short performance/demonstration.
     
    Center Stage (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students embrace their creative sides and gain confidence in public speaking by acting, playing and performing in a casual and fun environment on the stage in the Taylor Performing Arts Center or Black Box Theater. Students learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theater games and perform in short scenes and skits. No auditions or prior experience required. Who knows? Next stop might be Hollywood or Broadway!
     
    Gaming Before Electricity (grades 4-5)|$225
    Put aside the iPad and game consoles and try your hand at gaming from the olden days! In this class, students will learn to play card and board games of many different types, and principles of sportsmanship. It’s not Fortnite, but it is fun, and it may come in handy during a power outage.
     
    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Bishop’s Rocks II (grades 4-9)|$225
    “Bishop’s Rocks II” is for more experienced student musicians interested in exploring the ways that musicians communicate with one another and their audiences through improvisation and spontaneous music making. Students will gain a deeper understanding of harmony using guide tones, transposition/playing in all keys and expanding their creative musical vocabulary using scales, harmony and voice leading. Repertoire will be drawn primarily from the blues and jazz traditions, and will introduce some of the musical and mental skills involved in creative music making and improvisation including scales, arpeggios, musical structure, “storytelling” and intermediate music theory. This ensemble is open to students of all instruments with three or more years of school or private instruction.  No experience in rock, or jazz, improvisation or music theory is required, but students should be familiar with key signatures and be able to play two-octave Eb, Bb, F, C, and G (concert) major scales and be proficient at basic sight-reading. The class will culminate with a short performance/demonstration.
     
    Engineering Design (grades 4-5)|$225
    In this class, students will learn some fundamental engineering concepts and basic construction methods through the process of design thinking. Multi-day, collaborative projects will require students to stretch their minds and skill sets creating solutions to design challenges while staying within parameters set at the outset. The class will be structured as battles against the limits of time, materials, size, weight, etc., instead of against each other. Towers, bridges, shelters, boats…how can you make your group’s ideas evolve toward their most successful versions?
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 4-5)|$225
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports and games might include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
     
    Who am I? (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students explore their identities—who they are and who they will grow up to be—through literature. Students begin this exploration by reading age-appropriate articles and books to introduce readers to the world. Some situations that main characters find themselves in mirror their own, whereas others invite students to view the experiences of others. This engaging course combines fiction reading, illustrating and writing as students work towards creating “stories” that reflect their uniqueness.
     
    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m

    Animation (grades 4-5)|$225
    Take your imagination to the highest limits! This is a fun hands on art class that takes us through the history of animation and all the many tools it has used to share the magic of movement and storytelling.  We will develop our own animations and comics using a variety of materials and tools. This is a class that will change the way you look at cartoons and help to use this artistic tool as a means to communicate and demonstrate what real life cannot. 
     
    CSI - Math as an FBI agent (grades 4-5)|$225
    What do crime scene investigators, zombie apocalypses and data analysis have in common? Math! CSI is a math course based in crime scene investigations. In this course, expect to be a detective! Students will collect data, make hypotheses based on facts found, model data on technology and solve mysteries! Each student will receive an iPad to use for the duration of the course. Students will practice data collecting skills, mathematical modeling skills, different types of regression, mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, technological skills and deductive reasoning skills while also investigating crimes!
     
    Nature of La Jolla (grades 4-5)|$225
    From the seals at the Children’s Pool and flora and fauna at the tide pools to the botanical gardens on Bishop’s campus and the stars visible in the sky, students explore the wealth of natural resources found close to home. In this fun and interactive course, students visit the coast just a short walk from the School to observe marine critters up close and study how the phases of the moon affect the tides. Students develop an appreciation for how Earth systems function, how these systems interconnect and how human activity can disrupt them. Exploring the natural world in person supplements activities and investigations done in the classroom.

    Summer Sports and Games (grades 4-5)|$225
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports and games might include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
  • Session B: June 29 - July 10

    PERIOD 1: 8:30 - 10 a.m.

    Classics and Comics (grades 4-5)|$225
    A summer course for students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history. Graphic novels, comic books, webcomics, even Sunday comic strips; all have lent themselves to telling engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction, from around the world. Together, we will read from selected passages and practice granting familiar stories new life through a combination of illustrations, panels, handwritten captions, and an onomatopoeia or two! Students will experience the power of storyboarding, learn the importance of first and second drafts and find their unique artistic voice. All levels of artistic ability are welcome!
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know (grades 4-5)|$225
    Observe. Question. Explore. How do we know what we know? Students put on safety goggles and lab coats to get a lot of BANG as they immerse themselves in scientific discovery through a series of rocket launches, chemistry experiments and biology projects. Whether figuring out chemical bonds or building team bonds, students will be captivated by science as they explore the world around them.

    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr. (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will become Iron (Fe) Chef of the kitchen in this fun and engaging course meshing food and science! Students will create delicious dishes while learning the science behind these dishes. What puts the carbonation in fermentation? How does milk transform into yogurt? How can acidity change the color of lemonade or cook fish? How do you make dried fruit? How do smell and taste work to create flavor? What puts the "sour" in sourdough? These are just a few activities students will try as they learn techniques to help them cook in the kitchen, discuss what is it that makes food delicious, and discover how understanding science can help them both cook and eat food with more appreciation! Activities will be scaled for age appropriateness and safety. 
     
    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    The Art of Making (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students use their hands and stretch their minds as they learn to employ computers, 3D printing and laser cutting to bring their ideas into the physical world. Starting with small assignments designed to teach the basics of these 21st-century tools, students graduate to creating fun, useless inventions (“Chindogu”) that combine high- and low-tech materials and techniques. The course culminates with a presentation of student work.

    Center Stage (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students embrace their creative sides and gain confidence in public speaking by acting, playing and performing in a casual and fun environment on the stage in the Taylor Performing Arts Center or Black Box Theater. Students learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theater games and perform in short scenes and skits. No auditions or prior experience required. Who knows? Next stop might be Hollywood or Broadway!
                                                                                      
    DIY: Do It Yourself (grades 4-5)|$225
    This popular topic brings everyone together with hands on activities that show how easily tools and objects can be made.  Each day, a new activity will take you into both a creative and fun space. “I made this myself”. Learn the fundamentals of how to make melt, bind, stitch, and design a variety of “do it yourself” activities.  Beware, you can become a handy person in the process of making!
     
    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Engineering Design (grades 4-5)|$225
    In this class, students will learn some fundamental engineering concepts and basic construction methods through the process of Design Thinking. Multi-day, collaborative projects will require students to stretch their minds and skill sets creating solutions to design challenges while staying within parameters set at the outset. The class will be structured as battles against the limits of time, materials, size, weight, etc., instead of against each other. Towers, bridges, shelters, boats…how can you make your group’s ideas evolve toward their most successful versions?
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 4-5)|$225
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports and games might include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
     
    Who am I? (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students explore their identities—who they are and who they will grow up to be—through literature. Students begin this exploration by reading age-appropriate articles and books to introduce readers to the world. Some situations that main characters find themselves in mirror their own, whereas others invite students to view the experiences of others. This engaging course combines fiction reading, illustrating and writing as students work towards creating “stories” that reflect their uniqueness.
     
    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
     
    CSI - Math as an FBI agent (grades 4-5)|$225
    What do crime scene investigators, zombie apocalypses, and data analysis have in common? Math! CSI is a math course based in crime scene investigations. In this course, expect to be a detective! Students will collect data, make hypotheses based on facts found, model data on technology, and solve mysteries! Each student will receive an iPad to use for the duration of the course. Students will practice data collecting skills, mathematical modeling skills, different types of regression, mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, technological skills, and deductive reasoning skills while also investigating crimes!
     
    Nature of La Jolla (grades 4-5)|$225
    From the seals at the Children’s Pool and flora and fauna at the tide pools to the botanical gardens on Bishop’s campus and the stars visible in the sky, students explore the wealth of natural resources found close to home. In this fun and interactive course, students visit the coast just a short walk from the School to observe marine critters up close and study how the phases of the moon affect the tides. Students develop an appreciation for how Earth systems function, how these systems interconnect and how human activity can disrupt them. Exploring the natural world in person supplements activities and investigations done in the classroom.

    Slime (grades 4-5)|$225
    Each day, a new slime texture is taught. Tables are covered in plastic and many different materials combine to make a slime-like material. Fluffy, cloud, clear, floam, crunchy and on we go. Daily experiments and take-home projects make this class a popular and fun time for everyone. 

    Summer Sports and Games (grades 4-5)|$225
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports and games might include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
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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.