Pre-Grades 6-8

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.  
 

Schedule at a Glance

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  • Schedule at a Glance

    SESSION I: June 8 - 26, 2020
    - Classes taught through distance learning

    CourseMorningAfternoon
    World Religions8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Section Closed)12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Section Closed)
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    (Class Canceled)
    June 22-26*
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Spanish 2: Preview and Review Through Stories
    (Class Canceled)
    June 8-19**
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
     
    SESSION II: June 29 - July 17, 2020
    CourseMorningAfternoon
    World Religions8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    (Section Closed)
     
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    (Class Canceled)
    July 13 - 17*
     12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
     
    MAIN SESSION: June 15 - July 10, 2020
    CourseMorning
    Middle School Math 1
    (Class Canceled)
    10:15 -11:45 a.m.
    (Period 2)
    Middle School Math 2
    (Class Canceled)
    8:30 - 10 a.m. 
    (Period 1)
     
    SESSION A: June 15 - 26, 2020
    - Classes taught through distance learning

    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.
    Art of Making
     
    Battles and Board Games
    (Class Canceled)
     
    Center Stage
    (Class Canceled)
    Classics and Comics
     
    Science FUNdamentals
     
    Street Art
     
    Final Frontier
    (Class Canceled)
    Engineering Design
     
    Laughing Out Loud
    (Class Canceled)
     
    Who am I?
    (Class Canceled)

    SESSION B: June 29 - July 10, 2020
    - Classes taught through distance learning

    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.
    Drawing
    Center Stage
     
    Painting
    Laughing Out Loud 
     

Enrichment Courses

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  • Package Pricing

    Package Pricing: The more classes you take, the less you pay per class! 

    The tuition for each enrichment class for 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.
  • Session A: June 15 - 26

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

    The Art of Making (grades 6-8)|$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 virtual presentation of student work.

    In a virtual setting:
    Students will attend a daily video class meeting, during which all students and the teacher remain online, working on their own projects quietly, or participating in discussions or informational presentations.

    Each student’s experience will be different in this class, based on their ideas, approaches, skills, and available tools and materials. To participate in the invention/making process, each student should have access to basic materials for attaching (for example, hot glue gun with glue sticks, string, wire, tape, wood glue, hammer/nails, screwdriver/screws, needle/thread); some cutting tools (for example, x-acto, scissors, knife); drawing supplies (paper, pencil, colored pencils, markers); additional materials (for example, wood scraps/dowels, fabric, foam, cardboard, construction paper, netting, egg cartons, plastic sheeting, corks, etc.); and a computer with dependable internet access. While the computer is a strict requirement, the other items can vary; the items in bold will be particularly useful.

    Students will be shown a range of invention starters from Daiso from which they may choose. The instructor will purchase items for them (pick-up process from school TBD). These items will serve as the basis of their inventions. Each day students will work toward completing a final version of their invention, a process that will include direct instruction, teacher and peer feedback. Students will also use the school’s 3D printing and laser cutting facilities. They will produce designs at home and the instructor will produce them, making them available for pick-up from school. There will be no homework (although the instructor will post videos), and occasionally, students will be asked to put in optional extra work if it looks like they are at risk of failing to complete their invention by the end of the session.
     
    Battles and Board Games (grades 6-8) (Class Canceled) |$225
    Want to learn about military history but are bored by textbook descriptions and confusing maps? In this class, students use simple board games played through digital platforms to explore the history and tactics of some of America’s recent and historical conflicts.Try your hand at being history’s greatest commanders!
     
    Center Stage (grades 6-8)|$225
    Students embrace their creative sides and gain confidence in public speaking by acting, playing and performing in a casual and fun virtual environment. Students will learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theater games and perform in short scenes and video call skits. No auditions or prior experience required. The class will culminate with a virtual showcase for friends and family. 

    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. 

    Classics and Comics (grades 6-8)|$225
    A summer course for students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history. Around the world, graphic novels, comic books, webcomics, and even Sunday comic strips all have lent themselves to telling engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction. This class 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!
     
    Science FUNdamentals(grades 6-8)| $225
    Students will explore a variety of science concepts from several fields (chemistry, biology and physics). All experiments will be designed using household items or easily acquired items, and a materials list will be provided in advance. Experiments will be safe and easy to perform, while still allowing students to have hands-on experiences. Every day will bring something new! Example topics include exploring osmosis, heat transfer, air resistance, friction, the chemistry of food, and the process of vision and optical illusions. 
     
    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
      
    Final Frontier: America’s Journey into Space (grades 6-8) (Class Canceled) |$225
    More than 50 years ago, Americans landed on the Moon. In this class, students will learn about the bold and dangerous journey into space, starting with the Space Race and continuing to the present day of SpaceX and the International Space Station. Students will go beyond the present, to America’s new lunar program and even the vision of influential science fiction. Along the way, participants will watch movie clips on the space program, play games, digitally fly to the International Space Station and more!

    Street Art (grades 6-8)|$225
    Everyone will learn to appreciate and understand the role graffiti and public art has made in the development of culture.  From cave painting to contemporary art, students will gain exposure and learn the techniques of “writerz script”, spray paint fonts, stencils and mural work. Art foundations of perspective, shading and color are taught along with the hands on art making. This class addresses concepts of amgituity and brings active art making into your daily life.  Art kits/supplies will be available to students.
     
    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
     
    Engineering Design (grades 6-8)|$225
    Students will learn 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.. Towers, bridges, shelters, boats, how can you make your group’s ideas evolve toward their most successful versions?
     
    In a virtual setting:
    Students will attend a daily video class meeting, during which all students and the teacher, remain online, working on their own projects quietly, or participating in discussions or informational presentations.
     
    Each student’s experience will be different in this class, based on their ideas and approaches to the challenges. To participate in the design/engineering process, each student should have access to a dedicated workspace so that projects-in-progress can remain intact between class meetings. Ideally, this workspace would be a flat table measuring two feet by three feet, located near their computer. The instructor will provide students with cardboard engineering kits (cost included in tuition). These kits would include most of the materials and tools needed for this class. In addition, string, blue tape, additional cardboard, and a hot glue gun/glue sticks will be important.
     
    Each class will begin with a discussion focusing either on the introduction of a new challenge or a check-in on an ongoing challenge. Engineering concepts will also be presented. After the initial discussion, students will stay on the video call while they work on their design solutions. The instructor will be available to help problem-solve or to check in with students individually. Class sessions will also end with a short discussion including questions, successes and failures/improvements from their day’s work. There will be no homework, although the instructor will post videos of related content. Students are welcome to work on their projects between class sessions.
     
    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8) (Class Canceled) |$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Through modified improv games and exercises, students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating an instant theater with trust and teamwork. Students will also study examples of professional improvisers and receive resources for optional individual practice. Students will build writing and performance skills while learning to “say yes” to their partners and that it’s okay to “fail big!” The course will culminate with a virtual, fully-improvised comedy performance that will truly demonstrate that they don't need a script to delight and impress!
     
    Who am I? (grades 6-8) (Class Canceled) |$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 books and articles to introduce readers to the world, either as a mirror (to show characters in situations similar to their own), a window (to show them difference experiences from afar), or a door (inviting them to experience situations outside their own, with an eye toward diversity). This engaging course provides students with an opportunity to create their own stories that reflect their unique experiences and perspectives.
  • Session B: June 29 - July 10

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

    Drawing|$225
    Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn while also being fun and creative!  Learn the formulas and easy ways to draw from memory and observation.  From faces to animals to buildings.  You will practice it all, along with mark making, shading, and much more.  Art materials will be provided along with daily lessons and virtual interaction with the teacher and classmates.
      
    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
     
    Center Stage|$225
    Students embrace their creative sides and gain confidence in public speaking by acting, playing and performing in a casual and fun virtual environment. Students will learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theater games and perform in short scenes and video call skits. No auditions or prior experience required. The class will culminate with a virtual showcase for friends and family.
     
    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Painting|$225
    Painting is an art skill that brings art to life.  Learn how to paint with watercolors, acrylic, and mixed media.  Tutorials along with personal expression.  This fun class provides the content you need to make art of your own. Art materials will be provided along with daily lessons and virtual interaction with the teacher and classmates.

    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m

    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation|$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Through modified improv games and exercises, students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating an instant theater with trust and teamwork. Students will also study examples of professional improvisers and receive resources for optional individual practice. Students will build writing and performance skills while learning to “say yes” to their partners and that it’s okay to “fail big!” The course will culminate with a virtual, fully-improvised comedy performance that will truly demonstrate that they don't need a script to delight and impress!

Academic Courses

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  • World Religions

    Session I (June 8 - 26)

    World Religions (grade 8)
    Two sections:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. |$1,620
    (Both Sections Closed)
    This course introduces students to the origins of five of the major world religions and philosophical traditions and cultures that produced them. Students examine the ways in which religious and philosophical thought may evolve, and explore how religion may help shape culture and how culture may help share religion. The religions studied are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Among the themes discussed are: sacred images; scriptural texts; ethics; the three life-cycle rituals of birth, death and marriage; food and clothing customs; the calendar; religious architecture; and popular places of pilgrimage. A range of reading materials and writing assignments provide a framework to engage a variety of religious issues and to understand the significance and relevance of religion in world history as well as in the 21st century. The course satisfies the eighth grade religion requirement.

    Session II: June 29 - July 17

    World Religions (grade 8)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,620
    (Both Sections Closed)
    This course introduces students to the origins of five of the major world religions and philosophical traditions and cultures that produced them. Students examine the ways in which religious and philosophical thought may evolve, and explore how religion may help shape culture and how culture may help share religion. The religions studied are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Among the themes discussed are: sacred images; scriptural texts; ethics; the three life-cycle rituals of birth, death and marriage; food and clothing customs; the calendar; religious architecture; and popular places of pilgrimage. A range of reading materials and writing assignments provide a framework to engage a variety of religious issues and to understand the significance and relevance of religion in world history as well as in the 21st century. The course satisfies the eighth grade religion requirement.
  • Chinese 2 Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)

    (Class Canceled)
    *June 22 - 26 (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$425
     
    Designed for students who will be taking either Chinese 2 or Chinese 3/3H classes in the 2020-21 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to strengthen students’ Chinese language skills through reading, writing, and acting out stories. The stories include both traditional Chinese stories  and original stories written by the teacher and the students. Covering all the key sentence structures in the Chinese 2 course and conducted completely in Chinese, this intensive course will prepare students for both the Chinese 2 and the Chinese 3/3H classes. 
  • Middle School Math (Main Session: June 15 - July 10)

    Middle School Math 1 (grades 6-8)
    (Class Canceled)
    10:15 - 11:45 a.m.|$745
    Students strengthen number skills and get a thorough review of elementary concepts necessary to tackle middle school math by learning to be more accurate in working with decimals, fractions and integers as they develop skills that pave the way for the study of pre-algebra. This course helps middle school students who need to improve or review critical math skills and is appropriate for rising sixth grade students. Students receive individualized attention and each class ends with time for math puzzles.
     
    Middle School Math 2 (grades 6-8)
    (Class Canceled)
    8:30 - 10 a.m.|$745
    Students fill in mathematical gaps in this review of basic arithmetic and pre-algebra by developing better problem-solving skills and organizational techniques. Students receive individualized attention while also learning to work effectively in small groups. This course helps rising seventh-graders or students who need to review concepts developed in the sixth and seventh grades. Students receive individualized attention and each class ends with time for math puzzles.
  • Spanish 2: Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)

    (Class Canceled)
    *June 8 - 19 (two-week class)
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.|$850
     
    Designed for students who will be taking Spanish II in the 2020-2021 school year, this non-credit two-week course aims to strengthen students’ Spanish language skills through reading, writing and acting out stories. The stories include both traditional stories and original stories written by the teacher and the students. Covering all the key sentence structures in the Spanish IB and I courses and conducted completely in Spanish, this intensive course will prepare students to transition successfully into Spanish II.
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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.