Summer Session 2017

The Bishop’s School’s Summer Session provides both Bishop’s and San Diego-area families with a variety of classes for students in pre-grades 4-12 in a safe and caring environment, just a short walk from the Pacific Ocean. We offer courses for credit, preparation, review and enrichment through project- and inquiry-based activities and STEM/STEAM options taught by experts in their fields. Students can enroll in a maximum of four classes or, combined with the summer athletics program, build an entire well-balanced day. We make education exceptional, inspirational, relevant and fun!

UPPER SCHOOL


Pre-Session:
June 5 to June 16 (AP Biology Prep)
June 12 to June 30 (Upper School Religion)

Regular Session: June 19 to July 18

Full-Year Classes: June 19 to July 24

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

Session I: June 19 to June 30
Session II: July 5 to July 18

General Information

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  • Summer Session 2017 Information

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
    Print out the appropriate registration form(s), signed enrollment agreement and mail with full payment to The Bishop’s School, Summer Session 2017, 7607 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037-4799. If paying by credit card, please contact Amy Edwards in the business office, (858) 875-0773. Registration is not complete until full payment is received. For additional information or if you have a question, contact Julianne Zedalis, summer session director, or Gina Stemke, assistant director.
     
    CLASSES
    Small classes and personal attention enable students to learn in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. We offer both morning and afternoon classes, and students can combine academic classes with athletic camps. All teachers and coaches are experienced in their fields. Many are full-time faculty at The Bishop’s School.

    TUITION AND FEES
    Tuition amounts are listed with each course description. Full payment for tuition is due at the time of enrollment. There is also a non-refundable $65 administrative fee. Textbooks, lab manuals and other required materials may be purchased at the School’s Bookstore. For some classes, materials are provided. Bishop’s students receiving financial aid will pay the same percentage of tuition that they will pay for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Financial aid awards for Bishop’s students in pre-grades 6-12 apply to tuition only; they do not cover the registration fee, transportation and field trips. Financial aid is only applicable to certain classes. Please contact Chrissy King in the business office to confirm whether or not your financial aid award applies.  

    Package Pricing
    : The tuition for each enrichment class/athletic camp in the Academic Adventures (pre-grades 4-5) program is $150 per session. If a student enrolls in multiple classes/athletic camps per session, the total tuition is discounted: $200 for two classes, $250 for three classes and $300 for four classes. All students must pay the $65 registration fee. For the Academic Adventures (pre-grades 4-5) program, students can apply for financial aid by contacting Kim Cooper, director of admissions and financial aid.

    We will make every effort to enroll a student in the requested section of a class, e.g., morning or afternoon. However, for classes with high enrollments, we cannot guarantee placement in the requested section. Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation, and students will be offered other options.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    All courses are subject to adequate enrollment. A 100 percent refund will be made for cancelled classes unless a substituted class is taken. The administrative fee will be refunded if all classes that the student is registered for are cancelled. Students will be offered other options. Registration remains open until courses are filled. However, no refunds will be given if a student withdraws from a course less than three weeks prior to the start of the course.
     
    WITHDRAWAL FROM A FOR-CREDIT COURSE
    A student may withdraw from a for-credit course at any time. However, both tuition and the $65 registration will be forfeited. Students have one week after the start of the course to withdraw without a transcripted record of enrollment, unless otherwise approved by the director. If a student withdraws after one week of classes, then the School will transcript a WP, withdraw passing, or WF, withdraw failing. In cases where the School forces a withdrawal due to excessive absences, no transcripted record will be noted.

    COURSE CREDIT
    To ensure that credit will be received for summer work, students who do not attend The Bishop’s School should consult their school counselors before enrolling. Transcripts will be sent to home schools at the end of the session. Contact Gina Stemke with the name and address of the home school.

    DISMISSAL
    No refund of tuition or the $65 administrative fee will be given if a student is dismissed from the session due to a disciplinary issue, and no credit will be given for the course(s).

    ATTENDANCE
    All absences must be reported to the summer session office before 8:00 a.m. of the day missed by emailing Gina Stemke. Parents or guardians will be contacted in case of an absence if the School has not received notification. Tardiness is disruptive and discouraged. No before or after school care is provided. A student will be dropped from a course after missing more than one day unless the absence is approved by the director. No credit will be given for work done during the course once a student is dropped.

    STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
    Students must conduct themselves with dignity in accordance with the School’s Fundamental Standard: Members of The Bishop’s School will maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others.

    ATTIRE
    No uniform is required, but attire must be modest and appropriate.

    SNACKS AND LUNCH
    Snacks, drinks and lunch may be brought from home or purchased at school. The price of lunch is $60 per two-week session. Lunch must be purchased at the time of registration. Upper school students can leave campus during the mid-day lunch break. Elementary and middle school students are not allowed to leave campus between their morning and afternoon classes.
     
    TRANSPORTATION
    School transportation may be available if enough students are interested. Please contact Pat Clowney for information about bus/van routes and costs.

    STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
    The Bishop’s School promotes an inclusive and compassionate community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, trustees and alumni. We honor and embrace diverse identities, such as age, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender and gender identity, group affiliation, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Because diversity enriches the exchange of ideas, we foster a physically and emotionally safe environment in which different experiences, thoughts and opinions are respectfully expressed and respectfully heard. Such an environment allows every individual to thrive in and contribute to our global community.

    The Bishop’s School believes that all persons are entitled to equal opportunity and the School does not discriminate against qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical disability, mental disability or medical condition.
     
                
     

Course Descriptions

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  • Academic Adventures Pre-Grades 4-5

    ENRICHMENT
    Two, Two-Week Sessions
    Session I: June 19 - June 30, 2017
    Session II: July 5 - July 18, 2017
     
    SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

    PERIOD 1
    PERIOD 2
    LUNCH
    PERIOD 3
    PERIOD 4
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Architecture: Design Your World
     
     
    Books and Bricks (LEGOS)
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Shark Tank: Beyond the Lemonade Stand
     
     
     
     
     
    Extreme Arts
     
    Is There a Doctor in the House?
     
     
    Knights Athletics
     
    You, Robot
     
     
     
     
    The Write Stuff Junior
     
     
    Center Stage
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know
     
     
    Knights Athletics
    Programming and Engineering Design
     
    It’s a Dog-Gone World
     
     
    Extreme Arts
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    ENRICHMENT
    Two, Two-Week Sessions
    Session I: June 19 - June 30, 2017
    Session II: July 5 - July 18, 2017
    *Please indicate Session I or Session II or both on the registration form.
    Package Pricing: The tuition for each enrichment class/athletic camp in the Academic Adventures (pre-grades 4-5) is $150 per session. However, if a student enrolls in multiple classes/athletic camps per session, the total tuition is discounted: $200 for two classes, $250 for three classes and $300 for four classes. All students must pay the $65 registration fee. Students in the Academic Adventures program can apply for financial aid by contacting Kim Cooper, director of admissions and financial aid.
     
    STEM CLASSES (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    Architecture: Design Your Own World (grades 4-5)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$150 per session
    Inspired by The Bishop’s School’s Irving Gill-designed campus, students work both individually and collaboratively to design a model of a community-constructed metropolis where people will live, work and play. Students study basic elements of design; experiment with light, shadow, shapes and colors; investigate challenges and create solutions; and develop a vision for the community, which can include residential and commercial developments, sports stadiums, parks and other components.
     
    Is There a Doctor in the House? (grades 4-5)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Budding physicians learn fundamentals about human anatomy and physiology by diagnosing a mock medical condition. Each day a patient exhibiting specific symptoms arrives at the Bishop’s Clinic. The patient might be a varsity athlete with a twisted ankle suffered during a soccer game, and the doctor explores how the skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. The next day’s focus might be the immune system when a teacher comes down with the flu. Stethoscopes and white coats provided.
     
    Shark Tank: Beyond the Lemonade Stand (grades 4-5)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Students explore entrepreneurship by creating a small business or product, building a prototype, developing a marketing plan and learning effective presentation skills to sell an idea to a group of professional sharks in their fields. To get their business or product off the ground, students can invest in “Bishop’s Bucks” and by the end of the session will have experienced the thrill of venture creation while acquiring an understanding of the basics of entrepreneurship.
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know (grades 4-5)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    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.
     
    You, Robot (grades 4-5)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Students fuel their love of designing, building, tinkering and problem solving by building robots to overcome a series of fun challenges. Working in teams, students design and program a LEGO or EV3 robot and put it to the test as they take it through a series of tasks. Along the way, students learn how to fine-tune sensors and programs. All levels of experience are welcome.
     
    Programming and Engineering Design (grades 4-5)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$150 per session
    Creativity, passion and art come to life as students work on STEM-based projects. Students learn foundational skills of programming through an interactive, hands-on approach while building projects that interact with electronics and computers and foster innovative vision. Students can also integrate different applications to learn about programming, engineering and game design. The course is appropriate for students with a wide range of computer skills, from novice to expert.
     
    LANGUAGE ARTS

    Books and Bricks: Building Literacy with LEGOS (grades 4-5)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.|$150 per session
    Attention all LEGOmanics and brainiacs! This course gives students the opportunity to build reading and writing skills using LEGO bricks to make concepts and ideas come alive. Students use LEGO play materials to create masterpieces that connect to characters, settings and events in books; inspire and improve creative writing; and illustrate different types of writing, including short stories, comic strips, magazine articles, and journals and blogs. In the process, students boost their confidence and collaboration skills. Bring your favorite LEGO sets and books to class and have some fun!
     
    The Write Stuff Junior Edition (grades 4-5)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Designed for students who want to strengthen their reading and writing skills in a formal way, this class engages participants in an authentic experience with different types of literature, including short stories and poetry. Through both individual and group work in a lively, interactive environment, students develop their ability to read carefully and practice good writing.
     
    It’s a Dog-Gone World (grades 4-5)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$150 per session
    Calling all animal lovers! Students discover some of the best doggone books they will read this summer about our favorite canines and their amazing talents, tricks and even jobs, such as Where the Red Fern Grows, The Call of the Wild and The Genius of Dogs. Along the way, students enjoy a variety of hands-on class projects and experiences that go with the stories they read as they unleash their creative spirit and develop reading skills at the same time.
     
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

    Extreme Arts (grades 4-5)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$175 (includes $25 supplies fee)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$175 (includes $25 supplies fee)
    Students bring their imagination and creativity to this fun and active arts camp by dabbling in a wide variety of media and arts forms, including drawing and painting, digital photography, sculpture, stained glass and silk screening. This course pairs nicely with an academic class or athletic camp to balance the day.
     
    Center Stage (grades 4-8)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    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 School’s performing arts center or black box theatre. Students learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theatre games and perform in short scenes and skits. No auditions or prior experience required. Who knows? A future Oscar-winning or Broadway star might be discovered!
     
    ATHLETICS (grades 4-5)
     
    Introduction to Knights Athletics (grades 4-5)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports include flag football, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, water polo, swimming, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
     
  • Academic Explorations Pre-Grades 6-8

     ACADEMIC EXPLORATIONS
    PRE-GRADES 6-8
     
    SCHEDULES AT A GLANCE
    ENRICHMENT
    Two, Two-Week Sessions
    Session I: June 19 - June 30, 2017
    Session II: July 5 - July 18, 2017
     
    PERIOD 1
    PERIOD 2
    LUNCH
    PERIOD 3
    PERIOD 4
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Shark Tank: Beyond the Lemonade Stand
     
     
    Comic Book Heroes and Villains
     
     
    Extreme Arts
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Architecture: Design Your World
     
     
     
    Sports Journalism
     
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know
     

    Round Table Writers’ Workshop (Session I only)
    CLOSED/FULL
     

    Knights Athletics
     
     
     
    Programming and Engineering Design
     
     
    Heroes’ Journeys
     
     
    Center Stage
     
     
    Is There a Doctor in the House?
     

    Knights Athletics
    You, Robot
     
     
    Heroes’ Journeys Illustration
     
     
    LOL: Comedy Improvisation
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    WORKSHOPS FOR PREPARATION AND REVIEW
    Full-Session
    June 19, 2017 - July 18, 2017
    PERIOD 1
    PERIOD 2
    LUNCH
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Middle School Math Prep II
     
    The Write Stuff
     
     
     
    Middle School Math Prep I
     
    The Write Stuff
     
     
     
    CLASSES FOR CREDIT
    Full-Session
    June 19, 2017 - July 18, 2017
    MORNING SESSION
    LUNCH
    AFTERNOON SESSION
    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    World Religions - CLOSED/FULL
     
    World Religions
     
     
    *Note: Students can also enroll in Enrichment/Workshop classes or Knights Athletics in addition to World Religions. No credit is given for Knights Athletics.
     
    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    ENRICHMENT
    Two, Two-Week Sessions
    Session I: June 19 - June 30, 2017
    Session II: July 5 - July 18, 2017
    *Please indicate Session I or Session II or both on the registration form.
    Tuition: For workshops and for credit courses, tuition amounts are listed in the course descriptions.
    Package Pricing: The tuition for each enrichment class/athletic camp in the Academic Explorations (pre-grades 6-8) programs is $150 per session. However, if a student enrolls in multiple classes/athletic camps per session, the total tuition is discounted: $200 for two classes, $250 for three classes and $300 for four classes. All students must pay the $65 registration fee.
     
    STEM CLASSES (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    Shark Tank: Beyond the Lemonade Stand (grades 6-8)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$150 per session
    Students explore entrepreneurship by creating a small business or product, building a prototype, developing a marketing plan and learning effective presentation skills to sell an idea to a group of professional sharks in their fields. To get their business or product off the ground, students can invest in “Bishop’s Bucks” and by the end of the session will have experienced the thrill of venture creation while acquiring an understanding of the basics of entrepreneurship.
     
    Architecture: Design Your Own World (grades 6-8)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Inspired by The Bishop’s School’s Irving Gill-designed campus, students work both individually and collaboratively to design a model of a community-constructed metropolis where people will live, work and play. Students study basic elements of design; experiment with light, shadow, shapes and colors; investigate challenges and create solutions; and develop a vision for the community, which can include residential and commercial developments, sports stadiums, parks and other components.
     
    Inquiring Minds Want to Know (grades 6-8)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    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.
     
    Is There a Doctor in the House? (grades 6-8)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Budding physicians learn fundamentals about human anatomy and physiology by diagnosing a mock medical condition. Each day a patient exhibiting specific symptoms arrives at the Bishop’s Clinic. The patient might be a varsity athlete with a twisted ankle suffered during a soccer game, and the doctor explores how the skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. The next day’s focus might be the immune system when a teacher comes down with the flu. Stethoscopes and white coats provided.
     
    Programming and Engineering Design (grades 6-8)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Creativity, passion and art come to life as students work on STEM-based projects. Students learn foundational skills of programming through an interactive, hands-on approach while building projects that interact with electronics and computers and foster innovative vision. Students can also integrate different applications to learn about programming, engineering and game design. The course is appropriate for students with a wide range of computer skills, from novice to expert.
     
    You, Robot (grades 6-8)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$150 per session
    Students fuel their love of designing, building, tinkering and problem solving by building robots to overcome a series of fun challenges. Working in teams, students design and program a LEGO or EV3 robot and put it to the test as they take it through a series of tasks. Along the way, students learn how to fine-tune sensors and programs. All levels of experience are welcome.

    LANGUAGE ARTS

    Comic Book Heroes and Villains (grades 6-8)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$150 per session
    From Batman and Princess Leia to Magneto and Darth Vader, and from the hard-boiled streets of Gotham to a galaxy far, far away, students take an amazing adventure through the worlds of heroes and villains in comic books and graphic novels. During this exploration, students will discuss the elements that make stories heroic and magical; ask why certain characters become iconic; examine the historical aspects of literary setting; and explore factors that inspire and influence authors and illustrators. The journey culminates with students developing their own comic book hero, villain and story.
     
    Sports Journalism (grades 6-8)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150
    Do you love writing and sports? Do you ever dream about interviewing Lionel Messi, Steph Curry, LeBron James, Serena Williams or another favorite athlete? Do you have what it takes to write for Sports Illustrated or behind the desk at ESPN? Students learn what it takes to be a sports writer by exploring literary strategies used in collegiate and professional sports by covering contemporary sports stories; investigating classic games and sporting events from the past; gathering, interpreting and reporting information; and practicing effective writing.
     
    Round Table Writers’ Workshop (session I only)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 CLOSED/FULL
    Taught by Bishop’s teacher Catherine Michaud, this intensive two-week creative writing workshop is designed to enrich and challenge rising seventh and eighth graders who possess advanced language skills and passion for writing. The focus is on short fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with an eye toward a final product (class chapbook), final performance (reading for friends and family), and required submission to a youth literary magazine or contest. Students who enroll in the class submit one or two pieces in advance for revision in the workshop.
     
    Heroes’ Journeys (grades 6-8)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey is a 17-stage story template seen in tales from The Bible to Star Wars. Students learn about this age-old story structure, while writing their own tale that follows the steps of this archetypal form. The day begins with a discussion of one or two of the 17 steps followed by a movie clip that exemplifies them. Then students add to their ongoing story by writing in their version the steps discussed. By completing their own Hero’s Journey story, students leave with an understanding of and an appreciation for story structure while strengthening their writing and reading skills.
     
    Heroes’ Journeys Illustration (grades 6-8)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$150 per session
    Students who have written their own Hero’s Journey story can continue their experience by illustrating their story using a variety of media.
     
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
     
    Extreme Arts (grades 6-8)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$175 per session (includes $25 supplies fee)
    Students bring their imagination and creativity to this fun and active arts class by dabbling in a wide variety of media and arts forms, including drawing and painting, digital photography, sculpture, stained glass and silk screening. This course pairs nicely with an academic class or athletic camp to balance the day.
     
    Center Stage (grades 4-8)
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150
    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 School’s performing arts center or black box theatre. Students learn warm-up and improvisational skills through theatre games and perform in short scenes and skits. No auditions or prior experience required. Who knows? A future Oscar-winning or Broadway star might be discovered!
     
    Laughing Out Loud: Introduction to Improvisation (grades 6-8)
    Period 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$150
    What makes you laugh? Do you like to make others laugh? Students learn the elements of comedy improvisation while having fun creating an instant theatre just by standing behind a microphone and creating characters and dialogue. Students also watch and listen to the great comedians of the past and present, from Charlie Chaplin to Kevin Hart, to name a few. Who knows? Your comedy act might make it to the stage of America’s Got Talent!

    ATHLETIC CAMPS (grades 6-8)
     
    Introduction to Knights Athletics (grades 6-8)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Period 3 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.|$150 per session
    Working with expert coaches, students can learn a new sport or develop more proficient skills in a familiar one. Sports include flag football, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, water polo, swimming, tennis and others depending on student interest. Students also learn to practice good sportsmanship and leadership.
     
    WORKSHOPS
    Full Session
    June 19 - July 18, 2017
     
    Middle School Math Prep II (grades 6-8)
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$650
    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 is designed for rising seventh-graders or for students who need to review concepts developed in the sixth and seventh grades.
     
    Middle School Math Prep I (grades 6-8)
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$650
    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 is designed for middle school students who need to improve or review critical math skills and is appropriate for rising sixth grade students. Students receive individualized attention.
     
    The Write Stuff (grades 6-8)
    Two sections:
    Period 1 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|$650
    Period 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$650
    Designed for students who want to strengthen their reading and writing skills, this workshop engages participants in an authentic experience with literature to improve skills and attitudes toward the English language. Students immerse themselves in a variety of texts, including novels, short fiction, poetry and nonfiction texts. Through both individual and group work, and in an interactive environment, students develop their ability to read carefully and insightfully; learn what constitutes good writing; and cultivate the habits of effective readers and writers.
     
    FOR CREDIT
    Full Session
    June 19 - July 18, 2017

    World Religions (grade 8)
    Two sections:
    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (morning session is CLOSED/FULL) and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$1,355
    *Indicate preferred time on the registration form
    **Preferred section cannot be guaranteed
    Students explore five of the world’s religions in a lively setting by reading a variety of texts, watching films and investigating how the faith communities of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism give meaning to life. Students will be encouraged to develop their own set of ethics. This course satisfies Bishop’s eighth grade religion and ethic requirement.
  • Upper School Pre-Session

    PRE-SESSION
    UPPER SCHOOL
    Pre-grades 9-12
    June 5 - June 16, 2017
    AP Bio Prep
    June 12 - June 30, 2017
     Introduction to Biblical Literature, Philosophy: Declaring Our Humanity, The Prophetic Voice
     
    SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    AP Bio Prep
    June 5 - June 16, 2017
     
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature
    June 12 - June 30, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CLOSED/FULL
     
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Philosophy: Declaring Our Humanity
    June 12 - June 30, 2017
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The Prophetic Voice
    June 12 - June 30, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
     
    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
     
    WORKSHOPS/ENRICHMENT
    June 5 - June 16, 2017
    AP Biology Prep (grades 11 and 12)
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|$1,035
    Prepare yourself for the challenges of Advanced Placement (AP) Biology. This non-credit, pass/fail course taught by Bishop’s biology teacher Mr. Ben Duehr exposes students to key concepts foundational to the study of advanced biology, including emergent properties and regulation of biological systems; biochemistry and molecular diversity of life; structure and function relationships; cellular metabolism; and the science practices necessary for inquiry-based investigation. This course does not satisfy Bishop’s graduation requirement in life science but is recommended for students who have not taken either a full year of Biology or Honors Chemistry, which are typically recommended as a pre-requisite for AP Biology.
     
     
    SEMESTER COURSES FOR CREDIT
    June 12 - June 30, 2017
     
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (grades 10-12)
    Two sections:
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Morning section is CLOSED/FULL)
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Afternoon class has openings) |$1,355
    **Preferred section cannot be guaranteed
    This course introduces students to select writings and themes compiled into what is called the Bible. The texts are placed in the historical cultural and sociological milieu of their audience. Students will learn a variety of techniques that are helpful in the analysis of biblical texts; these techniques include analysis of form and structure as well as genre, historical and redaction criticism. Students will be encouraged to put knowledge to use as they find biblical overtones and references in history, politics, ethics, art, literature and film. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote a significant time outside of class to prepare and review.
     
    Philosophy: Declaring Our Humanity (grades 10-12)
    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    One section:
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|$1,355
    *Indicate preferred time on the registration form
    **Preferred section cannot be guaranteed
    This applied philosophy course uses the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 to connect pressing contemporary issues with a broad range of philosophical ideas and controversies drawn from centuries of multiple traditions. Students explore some of the most important, searching questions: Who am I? Why am I Here? What is the right thing to do? What does it mean to live a “good life”? Do I have rights and responsibilities? How can rights be enforced? The topics explored in this course are at the center of great philosophical, political and ethical debates today concerning the role of government, the rights of the individual, national security in an age of terrorism and the competing interests of diverse cultures in a globalized world. The course aims to be richly interdisciplinary, introducing not only basic philosophical concepts and forms of reasoning and argumentation, but also incorporating models and methods from diverse fields, including history, religious studies, science and media studies. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote a significant time outside of class to prepare and review.
     
    The Prophetic Voice (grades 11 and 12)
    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature, Hebrew Scriptures or Christian Scriptures
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$1,355
    According to Abraham Joshua Heschel, author of one of the most authoritative scholarly works on the biblical prophets, the prophet is one who “sees the world with the eyes of God,” whose major activity is interference with the status quo for the sake of justice and righteousness, and who “speaks one octave too high” for the comfortable listening of most. Beginning with an exploration of the biblical model of prophecy, this course quickly moves to primary and secondary readings of contemporary prophetic voices in our world and an examination of the violation of human rights they address, including economic justice, hunger and oppression. Among the voices heard are those of Mohandas Ghandi, Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote a significant time outside of class to prepare and review.
     
     
  • Upper School Regular Session

    REGULAR SESSION
    UPPER SCHOOL
    Pre-grades 9-12

    June 19 - July 18, 2017
    Economics, Health, Immersion Dance, Math 3 Prep, Math 3 Review, Molecular Biology, Literature and Writing Workshop, Visual Arts Studio,Virtual Reality

    June 19 -  July 24, 2017
    Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus

     
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    WORKSHOPS AND ENRICHMENT
     
    Immersion Dance
     
    Literature and Writing
        Workshop
     
    Math 3 Prep
     
    Math 3 Review
     
    Molecular Biology
        Workshop
     
    June 19 - July 18, 2017
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    June 19 - July 7, 2017
     
     
     
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
     
    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     
    8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
     
     
     
    (→3:00 p.m.)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    SEMESTER COURSES FOR CREDIT
     
     
    Health
     
    Visual Arts Studio
     
     
    June 19 - July 18, 2017
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    FULL YEAR COURSES FOR CREDIT
     
    Biology
     
    Chemistry
     
    Pre-Calculus
    June 19 - July 24, 2017
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    (→3:00 p.m.)
     
    (→3:00 p.m.)
     
    (→3:00 p.m.)
     
    WORKSHOPS/ENRICHMENT
    June 19 - July 18, 2017

    Immersion Dance Project (grades 9-12)
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|$1,665
    A true dance company experience for hardworking students who are passionate about dance. Each day begins with a 75-minute company class followed by choreography rehearsals, costume fittings, technical rehearsals and other activities to prepare for a final evening dance concert. The workshop has 14 available spots for intermediate/advanced dancers, and it is open to current and/or previous students of The Bishop’s School’s dance program or by permission of the instructor, Ms. Donna Cory.
     
    Molecular Biology Workshop (grade 12)
    This course meets daily from June 19 to July 7, 2017
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|$1,355 (includes lab fee)
    Taught by Bishop’s science teacher Dr. Anthony Pelletier, this workshop introduces students to the techniques scientists use to investigate mutagenesis on a cloned gene. By reading primary literature, students learn the principles behind the techniques and then put them into practice by learning the proper use of lab equipment; purification of plasmid DNA; gel electrophoresis; PCR; enzymatic manipulation of DNA; and computer-aided analysis of DNA sequences. The course prepares students who are interested in internships in biotechnology. The pre-requisite for this course is AP Biology, Advanced Honors Biology or Biology with consent of the instructor. The course is open to non-Bishop’s students who meet the requirements.
     
    Literature and Writing Workshop (grades 9 and 10)
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$995
    Based on narrative and visual literature, students focus conversation, projects and writing around books and stories that have been turned into films. This course is designed to improve students’ basic reading, writing and critical thinking skills through creative means as students develop their ability to read carefully and insightfully; learn what constitutes good writing; and cultivate successful writing strategies. Students will also experience the full process of essay writing as they pre-write, draft, workshop, revise and edit their compositions. The course does not count for Bishop’s English credit and is intended for students who will be new to Bishop’s in the fall and need to strengthen their reading and writing skills in an engaging way.
     
    Math 3 Prep (grade 9)
    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|$995
    Prepare for Algebra I (or Math 3 at Bishop’s) by learning and reinforcing pre-algebra skills. This course is designed for students with weak records in pre-algebra or for younger students who are ready to tackle algebra in the fall. It includes the application of algebra in geometry, instruction in one and two variable equations, inequalities, graphing on the coordinate plane, and the use of positive and negative numbers and integers.
     
    Math 3 Review (grades 9-11)
    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|$995
    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 quadratic equations and graph, distinguishing linear data from nonlinear data, inequalities and the rules of exponents. This course is designed for students with weak backgrounds in algebra and/or geometry who want to strengthen their background before tackling Math 4 at Bishop’s. The course is open to non-Bishop’s students who want to review these skills.
     
    SEMESTER COURSES FOR CREDIT
    June 19 - July 18, 2017
     
    Health (grades 9 and 10)
    Two sections:
    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$1,355
    *Indicate preferred time on the registration form
    **Preferred section cannot be guaranteed
    The curriculum encourages active student involvement in the development of a healthy lifestyle. The formal units studied are Who am I?, nutrition, chemicals, sexuality and stress and taking responsibility for one’s own actions and choices through the practice of a variety of skills in communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. The course satisfies Bishop’s health requirement.
     
    Visual Arts Studio (grades 9-12)
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$1,380 (includes supplies fee)
    This course allows students flexibility in creating art in a fun, relaxed environment. Open studio access, a wide range of supplies and personalized instruction by Bishop’s visual arts teacher Ms. Elizabeth Wepsic make this course a unique opportunity to receive credit for one semester of visual arts: Drawing and Painting 1, 2 or 3 and Stained Glass 1, 2 or 3. Students choose from a variety of topics in arts, including (but not limited to) street art and the development of art portfolios.
     
    FULL YEAR COURSES FOR CREDIT
    June 19 - July 24, 2017

    Biology (grades 9-12)
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|$2,250 (includes lab fee)
    Investigate the living world in this laboratory course that covers all major areas of biology, including structure/function relationships, biochemistry, cellular processes, genetics, human physiology and ecology. Students also develop skills used by scientists. This course satisfies Bishop’s one-year requirement in biology. *Only one lab science course taken in summer session will meet Bishop’s graduation requirement in science. Pre-requisite for Bishop’s students only is Chemistry or Honors Chemistry.
     
    Chemistry (grades 10-12)
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. |$2,250 (includes lab fee)
    Discover the interaction between matter and energy and how it relates to the world around us. Through lecture, discussion and integrated laboratory experiments, students investigate atomic theory; the properties of gases, liquids and solids; mass relations; and rate and equilibrium properties of chemical reactions. The course satisfies Bishop’s one-year Chemistry requirement. *Only one lab science course taken in summer session will meet Bishop’s graduation requirement. Pre-requisite for Bishop’s students only is Physics or Conceptual Physics.
      
    Pre-Calculus (grades 11 and 12)
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|$2,225
    This course prepares students for AP Calculus AB. Topics include circle and triangle trigonometry, elementary functions (polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, inverse functions), coordinate geometry, graphing techniques, and sequences and series. A TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator is required. *Bishop’s students need permission from their current math teacher to enroll in this course.

Registration

Print out the appropriate registration form(s) and signed enrollment agreement and mail with full payment to The Bishop’s School, Summer Session 2017, 7607 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037-4799. If paying by credit card, please contact Karen Tisdale in the business office. Registration is not complete until full payment is received.

For additional information or if you have a question, contact Julianne Zedalis, summer session director, or Gina Stemke, assistant director. 

Contact Us

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  • Julianne Zedalis 

    Director of Summer Session, Science Teacher, Holder of the Balgrosky-Hinshaw Chair in Biology
    (858) 875-0784
    Occidental College - B.A.
    Occidental College - M.A.
    Bio
  • Gina Stemke 

    Transcripts / Registrar, Assistant Director of Summer Session
    (858) 875-0787
    Bio
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.