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
    CourseMorningAfternoon
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    June 22-26*
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Spanish 2: Preview and Review Through Stories
    June 8-19**
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    World Religions8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Section Closed)12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
     
    SESSION II: June 29 - July 17, 2020
    CourseMorningAfternoon
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    July 13 - 17*
     12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    World Religions8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
     
    MAIN SESSION: June 15 - July 10, 2020
    CourseMorning
    Middle School Math 1
    10:15 -11:45 a.m.
    (Period 2)
    Middle School Math 2
    8:30 - 10 a.m. 
    (Period 1)
     
    SESSION A: June 15 - 26, 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.
    Art of Making
     
    Battles and Board Games
     
    Beginning Strings
     
    Center Stage
    Bishop’s Rocks I
     
    Classics and Comics
     
    Inquiring Minds
     
    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr.
     
    Bishop’s Rocks II
     
    CSI Math
     
    Street Art
     
    Summer Sports and Games
    Engineering Design
     
    Laughing Out Loud
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     
    Who am I?
     
    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.
    Art in Action
     
    The Art of Making
     
    Center Stage
    Classics and Comics
     
    Inquiring Minds
     
    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr.
     
    CSI Math
     
    Final Frontier
     
    The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross Inspired
     
    Summer Sports and Games
    Engineering Design
     
    Laughing Out Loud
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     
    Who Am I?

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 presentation of student work.
     
    Battles and Board Games (grades 6-8)|$225
    Want to learn about military history but are bored by textbook descriptions and confusing maps? In this class, students use miniature toy soldiers and simple games to explore the history and tactics of some of America’s recent and historical conflicts.Try your hand at being history’s greatest commanders and make history!
     
    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.
     
    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 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!
     
    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    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.
     
    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. 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 6-8)| $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 6-8)|$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 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.
     
    CSI - Math as an FBI agent (grades 6-8)|$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!
     
    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.
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8)|$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.
     
    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
     
    Engineering Design (grades 6-8)|$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?
     
    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8)|$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating an instant theater with trust and teamwork. 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 fully improvised comedy performance that will truly demonstrate that they don't need a script to delight and impress!
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8)|$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 6-8)|$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 to reflect their unique experiences and perspectives.
  • Session B: June 29 - July 10

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

    Art in Action (grades 6-8)|$225
    Inspired by the action artists of the abstract expressionist movement, this class allows for art to be made in a specific time and space. The paint will be applied in a variety of ways from drips, to splatters, to pouring, to direct and indirect application. There is a specific way to approach art without controlling the outcome. Movements and fun play will be core to this class. Letting out and setting free. Be prepared to be surprised at how fun and beautiful messy art can be. 
     
    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 presentation of student work.
     
    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 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!

    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. 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 6-8)|$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 6-8)|$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 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    CSI - Math as an FBI agent (grades 6-8)|$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!
     
    Final Frontier: America’s Journey into Space (grades 6-8)|$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 on right 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!
     
    The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross Inspired (grades 6-8)|$225
    “Everyone can learn to paint and there are no mistakes, only little and happy accidents”- Bob Ross.  This class is an oil painting course that demonstrates how easily anyone can learn to paint beautiful landscapes with simple manipulation of materials and tools. Each class will focus on a new approach with several works to take home and hang on your wall. 
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8)|$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.
     
    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 p.m.

    Engineering Design (grades 6-8)|$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?
     
    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8)|$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating an instant theater with trust and teamwork. 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 fully improvised comedy performance that will truly demonstrate that they don't need a script to delight and impress!
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8)|$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 6-8)|$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 to reflect their unique experiences and perspectives.

Academic Courses

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  • Chinese 2 Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)

    *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)
    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)
    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)

    *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.
     
  • 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
    (AM Section 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
    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.
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