Rising Grades 4-5

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

The tuition for each enrichment class in the rising grades 4-5 and rising 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.  
 

Schedules at a Glance

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  • Session A: June 21 - July 2

    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.
    Art of Making (closed)
     
    Center Stage (closed)

    Mission Math: Cracking the Code
    Classics and Comics (closed)

    Final Frontier: Space

    Inquiring Mind
     
    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (new course)

    Science FUNdamentals (closed) 
     
    Summer Sports and Games (closed)
    Animation
     
    Engineering Design 

    Summer Sports and Games
     
  • Session B: July 6 - July 16

    SESSION B: July 6 - July 16, 2021

    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

    Center Stage

    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr.
    Classics and Comics

    Inquiring Minds

    Mixed Media Art (closed)
     
    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (new course)

    Science FUNdamentals
     
    Summer Sports and Games
    Engineering Design 
     
    Painting
     
    Summer Sports and Games
     

Course Descriptions

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  • Session A: June 21 - July 2

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

    The Art of Making (grades 4-5) (closed)|$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) (closed)|$225
    Students embrace their creative sides and gain confidence in public speaking by acting, playing, and performing in a casual and fun environment. Students will build creative skills and confidence through theater games and perform in short scenes. This course is perfect for new and experienced performers alike. No auditions or prior experience required. The class will culminate with a showcase for friends and family. 

    Mission Math: Cracking the Code (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will employ problem-solving techniques to “escape” the classroom each day.  This class is a nod to escape room enthusiasts, and students will need to work collaboratively to utilize the physical resources they have to progress to the next clue.  Practicing deductive reasoning and building critical thinking skills, students will rely on a daily math lesson to provide them with all the mental tools necessary to succeed.  Age appropriate math sessions and break-out scenarios will vary each day as the students learn while they have fun.

    PERIOD 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    Classics and Comics (grades 4-5) (closed)|$225
    For students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history! In every format and from around the world, comics have been eliciting emotions through engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction. We will read from selected passages and practice giving familiar stories a new life through a combination of illustration, panel-work, handwritten captions, dialogue bubbles, and, of course, an onomatopoeia or two. Students will experience the power of storyboarding, learn the importance of first & second drafts, and find their unique artistic voice. All levels of artistic ability welcome!
     
    Final Frontier: America’s Journey into Space (grades 4-5)|$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 explore 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!

    Inquiring Minds (grades 4-5)|$225
    Ask. Imagine. Create. Some people think that being a scientist is about knowing all the answers, but in this class, students will learn how to ask the insightful questions that can unlock the mysteries of the world around them. Through hands-on activities like rocket launches, building prototypes, and designing chain reaction machines, students will develop a foundation for problem solving and contemplating the natural phenomena of the universe.

    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (grades 4-5)|$225
    You can learn a lot about a culture’s values from the stories they tell. In this class, students explore different storytelling techniques through the myth and folklore of various origins from cultures and countries around the world. A portion of each class will be dedicated to creating stories aligned with a daily theme that allows students to dedicate themselves to the writing and storytelling process. Students will become immersed in the art of storytelling as they use dance, acting, pantomime, improvisation, and oral tradition to unlock their imagination.

    Science FUNdamentals (grades 4-5) (closed)|$225
    Students will engage with a variety of hands-on experiments with a unifying focus on building fundamental science skills such as setting up experimental procedures, identifying variables and controls, making quality observations, analyzing data and making evidenced based claims. Experiments and discussions will draw from a variety of science disciplines including chemistry, biology, environmental science and physics. Examples of what students might explore include the mechanism of action and effectiveness of sunscreens, the local tide pool ecosystem, forces and motion through marble runs, how their senses work and how to create “magic” through chemistry. 
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 4-5) (closed)|$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.

    Animation (grades 4-5)|$225
    Take your imagination to the highest limits! This fun hands-on art class takes us through the history of animation and its tools 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 class will change the way you look at cartoons and use animation as a means to communicate and demonstrate what real life cannot. 
     
    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 ask students to stretch their minds and skill sets in creating solutions to design challenges while staying within parameters. The class focuses on 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.
  • Session B: July 6 - July 16

    PERIOD 1: 8:30 - 10 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. Students will build creative skills and confidence through theater games and perform in short scenes. This course is perfect for new and experienced performers alike. No auditions or prior experience required. The class will culminate with a showcase for friends and family. 

    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr. (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will become Iron (Fe) Chefs 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?  What do all the ingredients of a chocolate chip cookie do to contribute to the final, scrumptious product? How do smell and taste work to create flavor? 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.
     
    Classics and Comics (grades 4-5)|$225
    For students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history! In every format and from around the world, comics have been eliciting emotions through engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction. We will read from selected passages and practice giving familiar stories a new life through a combination of illustration, panel-work, handwritten captions, dialogue bubbles, and, of course, an onomatopoeia or two. Students will experience the power of storyboarding, learn the importance of first & second drafts, and find their unique artistic voice. All levels of artistic ability welcome!

    Inquiring Minds (grades 4-5)|$225
    Ask. Imagine. Create. Some people think that being a scientist is about knowing all the answers, but in this class, students will learn how to ask the insightful questions that can unlock the mysteries of the world around them. Through hands-on activities like rocket launches, building prototypes, and designing chain reaction machines, students will develop a foundation for problem solving and contemplating the natural phenomena of the universe.
     
    Mixed Media Art (grades 4-5) (closed)|$225
    This class allows for creative mixing of materials and techniques in art. New media includes using gel transfers, decals, and much more. There is something for everyone; be prepared to get messy!
     
    PERIOD 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (grades 6-8)|$225
    You can learn a lot about a culture’s values from the stories they tell. In this class, students explore different storytelling techniques through the myth and folklore of various origins from cultures and countries around the world. A portion of each class will be dedicated to creating stories aligned with a daily theme that allows students to dedicate themselves to the writing and storytelling process. Students will become immersed in the art of storytelling as they use dance, acting, pantomime, improvisation, and oral tradition to unlock their imagination.

    Science FUNdamentals (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will engage with a variety of hands-on experiments with a unifying focus on building fundamental science skills such as setting up experimental procedures, identifying variables and controls, making quality observations, analyzing data and making evidenced based claims. Experiments and discussions will draw from a variety of science disciplines including chemistry, biology, environmental science and physics. Examples of what students might explore include the mechanism of action and effectiveness of sunscreens, the local tide pool ecosystem, forces and motion through marble runs, how their senses work and how to create “magic” through chemistry. 
     
    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. 

    PERIOD 4: 2 - 3:30 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 ask students to stretch their minds and skill sets in creating solutions to design challenges while staying within parameters. The class focuses on 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?

    Painting (grades 4-5)|$225
    Students will learn more about paint than they had ever imagined. This wet media is one of the most diverse in art making. Landscapes to abstract work, it is all welcome in this studio-based class.

    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.
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.