SUMMER AT THE WORKSHOP
French Immersion Summer Camp
Weekly sessions from June 24th to August 2nd / 2-7 yrs
In our weekly summer sessions, students will be immersed in French through play, art, music, storytelling, and science experiments. The classes are open to all levels of language learners and are adapted for beginners as well as fluent speakers. The objective of the summer sessions is to have as much fun as possible while absorbing new vocabulary and concepts and exploring new forms of creative expression.
Ready Set Chess @ the Workshop
Weekly sessions from July 1st to August 9th - all levels.
Ready Set Chess camp is open to students of all skill levels. From the beginner learning how the pieces move to the advanced tournament player, our instructors will engage your child at their level, challenge them to improve and motivate them to reach the next level. Most importantly, lessons and activities are designed to foster a love for the game, encourage good social skills and develop great friendships.
Each day will include 3 hours of chess instruction throughout the day, interspersed with daily outdoor activities and play (in adjacent Carroll Park), and other enriching games and activities.
SHSAT Prep - Summer Intensive
Weekly sessions in July and Aug. - Rising 8th graders
The summer SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our courses in the spring. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches.
The Art of the College Essay
5 day workshop - Aug 5th to Aug 9th - Rising 11th and 12th graders.
The Art of the College Essay is a course that empowers high school juniors and seniors in the college application process. Students will craft compelling narratives, edit for concision and impact, and find authentic voice on the page. The course will cover the craft of the personal essay in general and the parameters of the Common Application in particular. We will consider what admissions officers (the audience) are reading for and how to approach the task with a sense of purpose and personal accomplishment.