Rising Grades 6-8

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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  • Enrichment Courses (On Campus)

    SESSION A: June 21 - July 2, 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.
    Battles and Board Games

    Classics and Comics
     
    Inquiring Minds (closed)
    Art of Making (closed)

    Bishop’s Rocks 

    Center Stage

    Mission Math: Cracking the Code
     
    Bishop’s Rocks 
     
    Engineering Design (closed)

    LOL: Improv (closed)

    Street Art (closed)
     
    Summer Sports and Games
    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (new course)

    Science FUNdamentals (closed) 
     
    Speech and Debate (closed)

    Summer Sports and Games
     
    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 & Music (closed)

    Classics and Comics

    Inquiring Minds
    Art of Making (closed)

    Battles and Board Games

    Center Stage (closed)

    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr. (closed)
    Engineering Design (closed)

    LOL: Improv (closed)

    Photography (closed)
     
    Summer Sports and Games (closed)
    Mythological and Folklore Storytelling (new course)

    Science FUNdamentals
    (closed)

    Speech and Debate (closed)

    Summer Sports and Games (closed)
     
  • Academic Courses

    SESSION I: June 7 - 25, 2021

    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    World Religions
    June 7 - June 25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (closed)
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
     
    SESSION II: June 28 - July 16, 2021

    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Intensive Chinese I (Part A)*
    June 28 - July 2* 
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Intensive Chinese I (Part B)*
    July 5 - 9*
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Math 3 Prep**
    June 28 - July 16**
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Middle School Math 1**
    June 28 - July 16**
    8:30 - 9:45 a.m. (closed)
    Middle School Math 2**
    June 28 - July 16**
    10:30-11:45 a.m. (closed)
    World Religions
    June 28 - July 16
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    *denotes one-week class; ** no class on July 5

Enrichment Courses (On Campus)

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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 21 - July 2

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

    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!
     
    Classics and Comics (grades 6-8)|$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 6-8) (closed)|$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 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    The Art of Making (grades 6-8) (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.
     
    Bishop’s Rocks (grades 6-9)|$225
    "Bishop’s Rocks" is an ensemble class that offers young musicians an opportunity to express themselves creatively and have fun “jamming” with other students in a fun and relaxed setting.  This session emphasizes music of the 1980s/90s and will introduce musical and mental skills involved in creative music making: scales, 10 musical structure, storytelling, and beginning music theory. "Bishop’s Rocks" is recommended for students of all instruments with at least one year of playing experience.  The class will culminate with a short performance.
     
    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. 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 6-8)|$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 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Bishop’s Rocks (grades 6-9)|$225
    "Bishop’s Rocks" is an ensemble class that offers young musicians an opportunity to express themselves creatively and have fun “jamming” with other students in a fun and relaxed setting.  This session emphasizes music of the 1980s/90s and will introduce musical and mental skills involved in creative music making: scales, 10 musical structure, storytelling, and beginning music theory. "Bishop’s Rocks" is recommended for students of all instruments with at least one year of playing experience.  The class will culminate with a short performance.

    Engineering Design (grades 6-8) (closed)|$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?

    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Through improv games and exercises, students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating "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 you don't need a script to delight and impress!
     
    Street Art (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    Students 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 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.

    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 6-8) (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. 
     
    Speech and Debate (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    In this course, students will build public speaking skills, formal writing skills, and learn the format of a formal debate all while arguing with their peers about their favorite topics! Students who love to share their opinion will thrive in this class, and a comfortable, safe environment will encourage others to find and share their voices. The class culminates with a live, formal debate open to parents and friends.
     
    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.
  • Session B: July 6 - 16

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

    Art & Music (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    How do colors in a painting relate to the tones of sound? Investigate how closely the two topics are connected and develop your own work in either media that brings the viewer into a deeper understanding of creativity and expression.
     
    Classics and Comics (grades 6-8)|$225
    For students looking to make their mark on literary classics and defining moments in history! Graphic Novels, Comic Books, Web-Comics, Sunday Paper Funnies; whatever format they come in, Comics have been making us laugh, cry, and ponder things "big" and "small", relaying to the reader engaging stories, both fiction and non-fiction, from around the world. Together, 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 6-8)|$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 2: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
     
    The Art of Making (grades 6-8) (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.

    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!

    Center Stage (grades 6-8) (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. 

    Iron (Fe) Chef Jr. (grades 6-8) (closed)|$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 3: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

    Engineering Design (grades 6-8) (closed)|$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?

    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Through improv games and exercises, students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating “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 you don't need a script to delight and impress!
     
    Photography (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    Find how photography is used in daily life and in artistic expression. How can your photos look better and how can you use photography as a tool to make art?  
     
    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8) (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.

    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 6-8) (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. 
     
    Speech and Debate (grades 6-8) (closed)|$225
    In this course, students will build public speaking skills, formal writing skills, and learn the format of a formal debate all while arguing with their peers about their favorite topics! Students who love to share their opinion will thrive in this class, and a comfortable, safe environment will encourage others to find and share their voices. The class culminates with a live, formal debate open to parents and friends.

    Summer Sports and Games (grades 6-8) (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.

Academic Courses

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  • Session I: June 7 - 25

    World Religions (grade 8)
    Two sections:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (section closed) and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. |$1,650
    This course introduces students to the origins of five of the major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam) 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. 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. This course will be taught on campus only.
  • Session II: June 28 - July 16

    Intensive Chinese 1 Through Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Skits  (Part A) (grades 7-10)
    *June 28 - July 2  (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$430
    Designed for students who will be taking Chinese 1A, Chinese 1B, Chinese 1 or Chinese 2 classes in the 2021-2022 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to help students build a solid foundation in Chinese pronunciation, character reading, and character handwriting skills. Through a collection of rhymes, songs and skits, this course covers the vocabulary and grammatical structures in L. 1 to L. 5 of the textbook Integrated Chinese Vol. 1 and introduces supplementary vocabulary and expressions to help students reach the Novice-Mid level in ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Intensive Chinese 1 Through Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Skits  (Part B) (grades 7-10)
    *July 5 - 9  (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$430
    Designed for students who will be taking Chinese 1B, Chinese 1 or Chinese 2 classes in the 2021-2022 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to solidify students' Chinese pronunciation, character reading, and character handwriting skills through skit/story writing and performance. This course covers the vocabulary and grammatical in L. 6 to L. 10 of the textbook Integrated Chinese Vol. 1 and introduces supplementary vocabulary and expressions to help students reach the Novice-High level in ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Math 3 Prep (grades 7-9)
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.|$770
    Strengthen your math skills by reviewing fractions, radicals, exponents, equations, inequalities and graphs.  Focus on solving word problems and reading critically to build skills to solve problems in context. Topics covered include linear equations and graphs, distinguishing linear data from nonlinear data, inequalities, introduction to congruence and triangles geometrically, solving basic equations, and the rules of exponents. This course is designed for students who want to strengthen their pre-algebra skills in preparation for greater success in Bishop's Math 3. The course is open to non-Bishop’s students who want to review these skills. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Middle School Math 1 (grades 6-8)
    8:30 - 9:45 a.m. (closed)|$460
    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. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Middle School Math 2 (grades 6-8)
    10:30 - 11:45 a.m. (closed)|$460
    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. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    World Religions (grade 8)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,650
    This course introduces students to the origins of five of the major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam) 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. 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. This course will be taught on campus only.
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