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R eading shouldn’t stop when school’s out. To make reading a priority year-round, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, is encouraging millions of kids across the country to participate in the Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza. Summer is a pivotal time for families and communities to come together to support students’ reading skills by encouraging kids to keep reading and ensure kids have access to books while school is out of session. Research shows that kids who do not read during the summer months are more likely to feel the “summer slide” — the learning loss that takes place during the long break from school. Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza empowers kids to unlock book access for other kids by reading and tracking minutes on the online “challenge” experience or participating in local book drives or both! Through the power of kids helping kids, Scholastic will donate at least 200,000 books to book deserts across the country and together with local partners, enable kids to give back in their own communities. • Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge • Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back • Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Celebrations “The Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza program unites students, educators, parents, public librarians, community partners and booksellers in a nation-wide movement to get books to kids in need during the summer, keeping every child reading,” said Stephanie Smirnov, Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Communications. THE READING CHALLENGE The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program specifically designed to help students turn the “summer slide” into the “summer leap” by helping kids discover the power and joy of reading for fun. And this year, every minute read and entered will help to unlock book donations from Scholastic through the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back. The Challenge officially kicks off on Monday, May 6 th and over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes and unlock digital rewards by completing weekly reading activities, gain access to book excerpts, videos, and content from beloved titles such as Clifford the Big Red Dog ® , Captain Underpants, Dog Man, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Bad Guys, Geronimo Stilton and more! Data from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7 th Edition reveals that 77% of kids ages 6–17 and 94% of parents believe reading books over the summer will help me/my child during the school year. And for over a decade, kids have collectively entered millions upon millions of minutes between May and September through the Challenge. In 2018, kids read an impressive 135,865,170 million minutes! Whether you’re a parent interested in signing up your child, a teacher looking to get your whole school involved, or a public librarian or community partner organization leader hoping to start a reading group, you can get started as early as April 8 th to pre-register with the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge at Educators, public librarians and community partners can register students for the Challenge and together work towards earning “Best There are three major components of Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza:

in State” and Top honors for most minutes read! THE GIVE BACK

The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back empowers kids to unlock book access for other kids. Every minute read during the summer counts on the Summer Reading Challenge website, as kids work together to reach Give Back minute milestones. Upon reaching 25, then 50 and then 100 million minutes, Scholastic will donate a minimum of 200,000 books to book deserts across the country! What are “book deserts”? While you may have heard of “food deserts”—areas where people face limited access to supermarkets, grocery stores and other places that sell fresh, whole foods—book deserts are another detrimental yet more unfamiliar geographical experience that can have a lasting impact on academic outcomes. Once children are out of the classroom, where can they turn to for reading materials if they don’t have access to any at home? The most common answers are a public library or bookstore, but these can still present their own challenges. While many communities simply don’t have either of these options available to residents, other communities face barriers such as limited public transportation services, working hours or library staffing. In schools, a classroom or school library is right at a child’s fingertips; in book deserts during the summer, reading materials can be completely out of a child’s grasp. In Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids , authors Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp describe how plentiful and meaningful access to books both at school and at home goes a long way in ensuring that all children reach their full potential. “When they have access to books, they read more and they read better” (Miller & Sharp, 2018). This summer, kids can also help close the gap in access through local book drives. Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back boxes will bring the experience to retailers in select communities that are participating in the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Celebrations. THE CELEBRATIONS The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Celebrations will take place at participating stores and libraries nationwide to bring communities together in the spirit of giving back while encouraging every child to keep reading. Families who attend will be dazzled by a fun and engaging event that brings literacy to life! Readers can engage in activities, photo ops, and giveaways based on their favorite characters and series. Select events will even have appearances by both Clifford the Big Red Dog and Dog Man. All events are anchored by a Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back book drive to collect books for a local charity partner of the retailer’s choice. Every minute read during the local celebration events can be entered on the Summer Reading Challenge website to help reach minute milestones that unlock book donations throughout the country—enabling kids to help other kids near and far. Check for an event list to find a celebration. “Not only does the new Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza campaign tap into children’s natural sense of altruism, it also brings summer reading to new audiences and encourages ongoing learning,” said Smirnov. “With the Give Back element, Scholastic is helping bring books directly to the areas that need them most. As we’ve discovered in the Kids & Family Reading Report , creating a literacy-rich environment for children by surrounding them with books makes a difference.”


S U M M E R P R O G R A M S UCLA FILM & TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE Los Angeles, CA The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute offers students from around the globe an unparalleled opportunity to study filmmaking at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world – right in the heart of Hollywood. All tracks in this intensive program are taught by UCLA faculty who are active and accomplished in their field. Students will earn course credit, meet high profile guest speakers, tour a major Hollywood studio and take part in an exciting closing ceremony and networking mixer. UCLA campus housing is available. Students can choose from six specializations: Track 1: Creative Producing 8-Weeks: Session A (June 24-August 16) U.S. college Juniors and Seniors study the role of the creative College students and aspiring filmmakers (ages 19+) collaborate on short film projects as they learn the aesthetics, techniques and practices of filmmaking from beginning to end. Students study directing, cinematography, editing, production and creative collaboration while using UCLA’s state-of-the-art equipment and sound stages. Track 3: Traditional Animation 6-Weeks: Session A (June 24 - August 2) Students and aspiring animators (ages 18+) learn to write and draw their own animated movies. No drawing experience required, just limitless imagination! Track 4: Stop-Motion Animation 2-Weeks (August 5 – 16) Using a variety of tools and techniques, students and aspiring animators (ages 18+) learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation. Track 5: TV Writing 6-Weeks: Session A (June 24-August 2); Session C (August 5-September 13) Designed tomirror the practice of professional writers in theworld of episodic television and digital media, students (ages 18+) in the TV Writing track learn how to develop original series concepts and navigate the contemporary marketplace. In the process, students learn how to identify and capture the tone, characters, dialogue and • Intermediate TV Writing Variety/Sketch Comedy • Intermediate TV Writing One-Hour Drama/Dramedy Track 6: Pre-College Digital Filmmaking 2-Weeks: Session A (June 22 – July 5); Session B (July 8 – 21) This track is designed for talented and highly motivated rising juniors and seniors in high school. Students are immersed in the technique of cinematic storytelling and challenged to make creative and entertaining narrative projects. Apply Online: producer, agent or studio executive in their classes at night and intern for Hollywood companies during the day. Track 2: Film Production 6-Weeks: Session A (June 24 - August 2); Session C (August 5 - September 13) themes that make their story unique. This track offers three specializations: • Introduction to TV Writing

CAMP BIZSMART Silicon Valley, CA & Premier International Schools Worldwide

Camp BizSmart is the #1 entrepreneurship workshop for the next generationof ideamakers andworld shakers age 11 - 15.This real-world entrepreneurship experience is NOT for everyone. It requires a total commitment and dedication to the bottom-line goals and objectives of the workshop. Future leaders dedicate themselves to learn and practice real business tactics and employ project management skills to design innovative products presented to Silicon Valley venture investors on stage at Microsoft . For 2019 a successful CEO “Shark Tank” alumni will coach teams to create a high tech gizmo to improve the ride for passengers in self driving cars like Tesla , Google and Uber . Other biz case industries include: robotics, drones, medical devices, green and clean tech. Camp BizSmart students will be the first teens to use an AI leadership assessment and coaching app to get feedback from peers and coaches. The 2019 Grand Champion team will be invited to the Keiretsu Forum’s annual Angel Capital Expo in San Francisco. Camp BizSmart aspiring young entrepreneurs have the essential ingredients of Zest, Optimism and Grit, required to not only survive but thrive in all that they do and accomplish. Leading researchers have found that these skills dramatically increase a person’s ability

to grow and be leaders in their careers, their communities and their families. If you believe that your son or daughter is a future idea maker and world shaker, eager & ready to take zest, optimism and grit to the next level, see if they qualify for our “Classic” Camp BizSmart 11-15 entrepreneur experience, beginning June 17, July 8 and July 22. The BizSmart Global Accelerator at Santa Clara University July 21-August 2, 2019, is a 10-day real world, “go to market” experience for “Tweenpreneurs” age 12 – 17 to accelerate their entrepreneurial skills with character, courage and citizenship. BizSmart Global Designathon at Santa Clara University July 14-20, 2019 challenges students 16-19 to bring their best design and pitch skills to compete at the next level. 1.Problem Solving and Critical Thinking; 2. Persistence and Tenacity; 3. Project-Management; 4. Information Integration; 5. Economic & Financial Literacy; 6. Clear and Honest Communication; and 7. Leadership and Collaboration. for information and to apply Camp BizSmart Academy focuses on the Seven Secrets for Career and Life Success:


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE Syracuse, NY For over 50 years, Syracuse University Summer College has been giving high school students the opportunity to explore potential careers and college majors through its renowned pre-college programs. Students can pursue their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while living the life of a college student on the Syracuse University campus in scenic upstate New York. Credit and noncredit pre-college programs are offered in ten of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges. Areas of study reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at the University. Programs are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks long and led by Syracuse University faculty and instructors. A significant part of the Summer College experience is the opportunity to live in a residence hall with high school students from around the world. It’s a safe environment where friendships are formed and worldviews are broadened. The live-in residential staff is trained to create an atmosphere that encourages Summer College students to adjust quickly and comfortably to the college environment. The staff includes at least one Residence Director and up to three Assistant Residence Directors who are full-time residence life professionals. These individuals usually hold, or are working toward, advanced degrees in the field of student affairs. Field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends. Summer College students have access to Syracuse University recreational facilities, including sports fields and courts, gyms with workout equipment, game rooms, a pool, and an ice skating rink. While the primary focus of Summer College is educational, the residence hall staff organizes a range of social events and activities so students with widely varying interests can find opportunities to take a break and socialize. Room and board are included in the overnight summer program costs. Summer College students eat in a university dining hall as part of their meal plan. Marshall Street, which is home to coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants, is also a popular destination to grab a bite with friends. Students can walk or rent a bicycle to get around campus. Syracuse University Summer College 2019 session dates are June 29 to August 9. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and programs fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply soon. For more information and updates, visit

UCONN PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER Storrs, CT A Premier Summer Program for Rising

High School Juniors and Seniors 2019 Pre-College Summer Dates: • Session 1: July 7 – 13 • Session 2: July 14 – 20 • Session 3: July 21 – 27 • Session 4: July 28 – August 3

UConn Pre-College Summer provides rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to live and learn at a nationally ranked public university campus through four challenging and intensive one-week sessions. At Pre-College Summer, part of our mission is to provide an exploratory experience in which students gain an understanding of the college classroom. Students work with and learn from University faculty while exploring the nuances of college life. Interacting with peers in the residence halls and faculty in the classroom provide students the opportunity to create individual successes. We consider a student successful in Pre-College Summer if they use the opportunity to learn more about their future aspirations, find that the course they enrolled in is a good (or bad) fit to pursue as a potential college major, or feel better prepared for learning and growing in a college or university setting. Through supportive and caring faculty members, our students are able to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment while attending Pre-College Summer. This relates to students’ readiness to learn in a college setting and the ability to see how their passions may transform into a college major. Dr. Kimberly Bergendahl, Assistant Professor in Residence from the Political Science Department and Pre-College Summer faculty of the Pre-Law course, has hadwonderful experiences with Pre-College Summer students, both during and after their time at UConn Pre-College Summer. Dr. Bergendahl has connected with students during their time in the program, and is currently working with a former PCS student, now a UConn honors student, studying political science and performing undergraduate research. This continued collaboration is an example of how our faculty members can foster incredibly transformative learning experiences through the Pre-College Summer Program that help students build connections and guide them toward a path to success. Interested in joining us? Apply now! The admissions committee reviews completed applications and admits students to UConn Pre-College Summer on a rolling basis. Applicants are evaluated on academic excellence and readiness to study and live independently in a college setting. For additional program information, visit, contact us by email at or call us at 860-486-0149. We have a summer in Storrs for you!



COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – SUMMER 2019 New York, NY Columbia University’s Summer Sessions offer the opportunity to take classes or begin a certificate program from across the University. Taught by world-class faculty, courses are available in over 50 subject areas, including Arts, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Human Rights, International Affairs, Mathematics, Prelaw, and Statistics. Summer is a terrific time to learn something new, advance a career, and meet like-minded people in the setting of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Each summer, Columbia attracts students already enrolled in degree programs, individuals looking to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher education programs, professionals who want to move toward the next step in their career, and individuals seeking personal enrichment through Postbaccalaureate Studies. Summer students have access to the state-of-the-art student center, gym, and recreational facilities, as well as one of the most renowned library collections in the nation. The varying academic needs and backgrounds of students who attend Summer Sessions make

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM Manhattan and the Bronx, NY Two New York City campuses, in Manhattan and the Bronx Set yourself apart this summer by taking a class through the Pre- College Program at Fordham! You will strengthen your college applications with a proven record of your abilities, show initiative, and gain real college experience in the classroom and beyond so you can choose the right school for you next year. Most of all, unlike many pre-college programs, Fordham’s offers college credits that can be transferred to whichever university you choose. Fordham University invites visiting college students to catch up or get ahead this summer. Achieve your goals with day and evening classes in two convenient locations, affordable tuition rates, and top- tier instruction. Looking for work experience? Fordham’s Summer in the City Internship Program helps students secure New York internships, receive credit, and make the most of their positions with valuable career guidance. Need to fulfill pre-med requirements? Fordham’s extensive offerings in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics help you stay on track for graduate or medical school applications. Did you switch or add a major? Do you want to study abroad? Core and advanced classes in every discipline can help you catch up on requirements and graduate on time. Hybrid, online, and study abroad courses are also available. Registration is open to all high school graduates. Think Summer, Think Fordham. Call 718-817-4665 or visit Fordham Summer Session Classes, internships, and more!

the community one of the most diverse and dynamic on campus. Advisors help students customize a summer plan of action, whether they have their goals lined-up and need a few more courses to fulfill them, or they’re starting a new career and want to deepen their knowledge in a field. Taking advantage of the resources of one of the world’s most esteemed universities can help any student reach his or her next step. Columbia University’s Summer Session 1 runs from May 28–July 5, 2019, and Summer Session 2 from July 8–August 16, 2019. To apply, see a complete summer calendar, and learn more about summer options at Columbia, visit In addition to classes for visiting and returning students, Columbia University’s Summer Programs for High School Students offer high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City as well as an international program in Barcelona. All programs combine academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support. To learn more and apply, visit




SMITH COLLEGE PRECOLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS Northampton, MA For talented young women entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in fall 2019

Spend your summer in Portland, Maine at the residential Pre- College program at Maine College of Art (MECA). The Pre-College program at MECA runs from July 7 - 27, 2019, and is designed to help students develop their art and design skills while experiencing what it means to be a full-time college student. i rtl i t t si ti l r - l t i l f t ( ). l t f J l - , , i i t l st ts l t i t si s i ls il i i w t it m s t f l-ti l st t. ,

Smith College Precollege Summer programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for young women in high school who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Annually, these programs, offer 250 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications, and to increase their exposure to the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students


The Pre-College program at MECA is open to students who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. Students will customize their individual Pre-College experience by choosing two majors from the following media: • Animation • Ceramics • Illustration: Comics + Graphic Novels • Fashion + Textile Design • Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design • Music: Composition + Collaboration • Painting • Photography: Black + White Dark Room • Printmaking • Woodworking + Furniture Design Pre-College faculty members include dedicated professionals who are practicing studio artists, instructors at MECA, as well as faculty from other institutions across the nation. The Pre-College program culminates with an exhibition of student work and a reception for students, family, and friends. Upon successful completion of the Pre-College program, students earn three college-level studio elective credits. In addition, Maine College of Art offers a merit scholarship of $1,500 for all Pre-College graduates who are accepted to MECA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. MECA’s 2019 Pre-College program runs from July 7 - 27, 2019. Throughout the program, students live in furnished suites in MECA Residence Halls while enjoying meals at the MECA Café, featuring a full-service food program with traditional, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Just a two-hour drive from Boston and a five-hour drive from New York City, Portland is a small, artistic seacoast city with clean air, safe streets, and amazing natural surroundings. It is filled with funky shops, an inspiring restaurant scene, and numerous coffee houses, galleries, theaters, and artist studios. Located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Portland, Maine College of Art occupies the 150,000 square foot Porteous Building, a former department store built in Beaux-Arts style. This summer, enroll in MECA’s Pre-College program where you’ll live on MECA’s Portland, Maine campus, focus your work on two majors of your choosing, prepare an outstanding portfolio, and make lifelong friends. The application deadline for the Pre-College program at MECA is April 19, 2019, and certain majors fill up quickly. For more information or to apply, visit or email us at l t i t t ts l i , j i i f i s l. i l i i i i i l - l i j f t f l i i : i i i l i : i i l i til i l i i l i i : iti l ti i i : l it i i i it i l f lt i l d i t p f si ls w i i t i ti t , i t t t , l s f lt i tit ti t ti . - l r r l i it i iti f t t r ti , f il , f i . f l l , t t t l -l l st i l i it . iti , i l f t rs l i f , f l l t r t ’s l f i t . ’s l f J l - , , t t li i f i it s i i l il j i l t t f , f t ri l i f it t iti l, t i , , l ti . i f t - ri fr i , tl i l, ti ti t it it l i , t , i t l i . It is l it , i i i t t , r s , l i , t t , ti t t i . t i t i t i t i t tl , i l i , f t t il i , f r r t ilt i t t l . i , l i ’s l r ’ l li ’s tl , i , f r t j f i , t t i rtf li , li l f i . li ti li f t l t is il , , t i j l i l . i f ti t l , isit . / r - l r il . l ti f rit . rt f rt


from around the world. The program offerings include Summer Science and Engineering, Women’s Writing, Discovering Women’s History, Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, and a College Admission Workshop. Each summer, Smith welcomes to these programs young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds who together form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Professors who are world-class scholars offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students’ interests and passions and helping them develop new academic skills. Here young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel—as scholars, scientists, leaders.



BARNARD PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS New York, NY For young women matriculated in High School Experience Summer in NYC at Barnard


The Tilton School Summer Institute (TSSI) is an innovative project- based learning experience in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Students creatively explore essential skills through Discovery Tracks, Outdoor Adventures, Collaborative Partnerships, and Residential Living. Research increasingly highlights the importance of students developing Essential Skills . [These skills] “ are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at long-term and higher-order goals, and to persist in the face of the array of challenges and obstacles encountered throughout schooling and life.” – US Dept. of Education: Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century At TSSI, the exploration of Essential Skills—creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, and reflection—are at the heart of the summer program experience. Open to students ages 11 - 14, our 3-week day or overnight program provides an individualized experience during a critical time in student development. We encourage participants to get out of their comfort zone through a unique combination of hands-on learning, service, and adventure within the stunning woods & waters of the White Mountains. At registration, students will select their Discovery Tracks - themes which guide their work within a individualized setting. Student’s work with facilitators to produce a product, service, or idea to be pitched in a student exhibition at the conclusion of the program. Discovery Tracks cover a wide range of topics as seen below. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Challenge your friends. Sustainable Planet - Farming and cooking for the future. Cinematography and Videography - A message of action. ArtswithPurpose - Aproject of theatre, dance,music, andproduction. At the conclusion of the program, every participant departs TSSI with an Individualized Strengths and Skills Profile (ISSP) - an innovative and dynamic report that identifies their strengths and areas for growth as they enter their next educational chapter. This in- depth analysis provides a “snapshot” of a student’s ability to leverage Essential Skills needed for success in an ever-changing world. Design-Build - Villages of the Future. Aerospace and Flight - Learn to Fly.

As part of the learning experience at Barnard College, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! With five distinct summer programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. The Summer in the City Program gives students the full college experience. By taking college-level courses over the span of four weeks, you’re challenged to think and perform like an undergraduate student. Morning and afternoon classes are enhanced by the backdrop of New York City. Here at Barnard, the city serves as an extended classroom, where learning and fun abound. Outside of the classroom, students partake in various excursions and activities.

During the Liberal Arts Intensive, students choose an area of interest and take one class to be attended from 9:30am – 12:30pm, Monday through Friday. Afternoons are an opportunity to complete assignments and engage in on and off campus activities, including Broadway shows, baseball games, and so much more. Students in the Athena

Summer Innovation Institute endeavor to change the world. During this 10-day boot camp, students will work in a team to create a new venture – a start-up business, a non-profit organization, or an advocacy campaign – that has the power to create lasting change. Program workshops focus on financing, negotiation, and branding and are taught by successful entrepreneurs. Leaders unite at the Young Women’s Leadership Institute. During this 9-day intensive, students delve into gender issues, social change, and leadership. Comprised of morning women’s and gender studies lectures and afternoon workshops, you will develop a deeper understanding of leadership through a feminist lens. The Dance in the City program is a rigorous 11-day exploration of dance from all angles, from dance theory and history classes to technique classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension School. As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to observe performances of some of the world’s best and perform your own work. The deadline to apply is May 28. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Scholarships are available. For details about our programs and course offerings, please visit our website Live and learn this summer in New York City!

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WYOMING SEMINARY- SUMMER AT SEM Kingston, PA Every summer at Wyoming Seminary, students come together from around the world to grow as creative performers in Music, Dance, Theatre, and the Visual Arts in the Summer at Sem Creative Arts programs. Summer at Sem offers day and boarding programs for domestic and international students ages 12-18. The Music Festival program is unique in a couple of aspects. We offer chamber music, private lessons, large ensemble rehearsals, and more; the idea is to give students as many different types of music-making experiences as possible. Music Festival students also take courses such as “Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Musicians” and “Music Entrepreneurship” to empower them to think about how music will fit into their lives in the long term. Guest artists and


Be Here. Be Known. Be Incredible. For three weeks in July, Lawrenceville Summer Scholars encourages middle school and early high school boys and girls to experience boarding school life. We challenge students to engage in active inquiry through the Harkness pedagogy while developing the habits of a life-long commitment to personal and community responsibility through the House system. In the Lower School , which is designed for sixth through eighth graders, Summer Scholars choose two classes (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), and they take those classes for the three- week summer program sessions. Course options include Robotics, Speech & Debate, Creative Writing for Academic Success, Shark Tank, Creative Portraiture, and dozens of other options. In the Upper School , ninth and tenth grade students will study and work with a team of Lawrenceville faculty and Harkness teachers, both on and off campus, around the interdisciplinary theme of Revolution! Politics, History, and Disease, which will allow them to take advantage of Lawrenceville’s locale and history. In alignment with the Lawrenceville School curriculum, upper school students will take a required Humanities course (expository and creative writing, public speaking, reading) and a STEAM course, and they will complete a group research project of The Summer Scholars Difference. With limited enrollment and the low student-to- teacher ratio, each student receives individual attention in order to

flourish in a safe and supportive environment. The school day balances class time and outdoor fun, and in all activities, students will be encouraged to think critically, problem solve, collaborate, socialize, and discover their passions in order to leave the program with 21st century skills. Summer Scholars, who are bothresidentialanddaystudents, come from around the world and many states to experience life at The Lawrenceville School. The combination of academic and school tradition, such as communal meals and house

conductors-in-residence lend their expertise as we pursue musical excellence in a warm and supportive environment. Our Dance program is comprised of two sessions: The first two weeks focus on ballet and pointe, and the second focuses on modern and contemporary dance. Students are able to take one or both sessions. This rigorous program is led by a faculty of professional dancers and choreographers who come fromdiverse backgrounds and have immeasurable professional experience. Our dance director, Tim Early, is celebrating his 20th season with Summer at Sem this year. The Summer at Sem Theatre program is designed for actors who want to take their abilities to the next level. Students who come to the theatre program enjoy training and master classes focused on the art and craft of theatre, performance technique, industry practices, and auditioning. Students also take workshop classes in acting, voice, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and movement with our theatre faculty and Broadway guest artists. Our 2019 summer production is Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin . Program Dates: Dance Session 1: (July 7 - July 20) Dance Session 2: (July 21 - August 3) Music Festival (Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Band): July 14 - July 28 Theatre: July 7 - August 4, 2019

competitions, make the Summer Scholars program memorable. Summer Scholars are authentically engaged learners who benefit from rigorous, experiential classroom experiences. As one scholar said, “My favorite part of Summer Scholars was meeting students from other countries and learning.” Lawrenceville Summer Scholars 2500 Main Street Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-620-6683

Visual Arts—Filmmaking: July 8 - July 12 Visual Arts—Glassblowing: July 15 - July 19

Formore information regarding our CreativeArts and other programs, or to apply online, visit our website:

Email: Phone: 570-270-2188 (Attn: Katie Michaels)



UPPERLINE CODE New York City: LMHQ (Financial District) Dwight School (Upper West Side) The Kew-Forest School (Forest Hills, Queens) Greenwich, CT: Greenwich Academy What are your children creating this summer?

EAGLE HILL SCHOOL Greenwich, CT Learning. Transformed. You’ve heard of the dreaded “summer slide” – but your child won’t experience it here. The Summer Programs at Eagle Hill School are designed for students ages 5-14who need additional learning support and/or have a diagnosed language-based learning difference. A continuation of the philosophy and strategies for learning found in our full-year program, learning is multi-sensory, students are grouped according to skills rather than grade level, and there is a specific focus on finding innovative methods to encourage learning. Eagle Hill offers two morning academic programs (one for students entering kindergarten or first grade and one for students entering grade two or higher). The academic programs run from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Class sizes are small and classes are taught primarily by members of Eagle Hill’s exceptionally trained faculty. Each student participates in a language arts/tutorial class each day, as well as three additional classes in: reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. Students enrolled in one of our academic programs have the option to sign up for an afternoon activity program, which runs from 1-3:30 p.m. This program immerses children in a fun and energetic program with field trips, games, crafts, and more. Students are encouraged to take risks and actively participate in a variety of group activities while fostering positive relationships with staff and peers. 45 Glenville Road Greenwich, CT 06831 (203) 622-9240 July 1-31 (except July 4 and 5) Early bird pricing is available until May 1, 2019. Visit summer-program for pricing and more information.

In Upperline Code’s summer immersive coding courses, students learn to program with the same languages and tools used by actual developers. By the end of each course, students will have built a full- stack web application, mastered the basic structures of computer science, and had a lot of fun! We have courses available for students from ages 13 - 18. No experience is required -- we’ve taught students who are brand new to coding and students who have already taken AP computer science with equal success. We are computer science education experts, with experience training computer science teachers and running courses for organizations like Google, the New York City Department of Education, and Prep for Prep. We pride ourselves in our ability to

Eagle Hill School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. EagleHill School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school- administered programs.

hire and train instructors who can create an environment where every student can learn to code and love the process. Our pedagogy is centered on challenging, engaging, and collaborative projects. Our current course offerings include Modern Web Development with JavaScript (JavaScript 1), Python Programming for the Web (Python 1), Data Science with Advanced Python (Python 2), Advanced JavaScript with React.js (JavaScript 2), and iOS Development with Swift (Swift 1). Not sure which course is right for your child? Give us a call at (646) 653-2633 for a free consultation. For students and families who may not be able to make our summer courses work with their schedule and needs for the summer, we also offer year-round private coding instruction. Visit to learn more and request a tutor! Visit to learn more, download our course catalog, and register for our two-week summer programs!




EDUCATION UNLIMITED East Coast: New Haven and New London, CT, Washington D.C., Cambridge, MA California: Palo Alto, CA, Berkeley, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA Founded in 1993, Education Unlimited offers academic and creative arts summer enrichment programs for rising 4th-12th grade students on college and university campuses throughout California and on the East Coast. Through an immersive experience focused on a single subject, students are able to make tremendous progress over the course of just one week. Education Unlimited has created innovative curriculum that is taught by subject-matter experts in a variety of areas including college prep, STEM, public speaking, creative writing, and more. Students are able to learn and have fun with like-minded peers while also getting a taste of college life. Expert instruction Instructors at Education Unlimited are not only subject-matter experts and industry professionals, but they are also educators who value the importance of summer learning for middle and high school students. Our instructors are passionate about the subjects they teach and enjoy devoting their time helping guide our students on their personal and academic journeys. Innovative Curriculum & Hands-on Learning All programs at Education Unlimited seek to immerse students far beyond sitting in a lecture taking notes. No matter what program they choose, students learn to think critically, collaborate with peers and classmates, communicate their opinions and knowledge effectively to others both in written and verbal form and hopefully walk away with a life-long love of learning. Small Class Sizes By keeping class sizes small and student-to-teacher ratios around an average of about 1-to-8, Education Unlimited ensures that students will be able to get much more one-on-one attention during the course of their programs. Not only do students get plenty of time in the classroom for guidance and evaluation of their work, but they also benefit from being able to spend time outside the classroom with their instructors during meals, excursions, and recreation time. Future mentors can be found, and students learn what it means to Students in an Education Unlimited program are able to enjoy a college experience while getting a taste of college life by staying in the residence halls and eating in the dining halls. Programs are held on the campuses of Yale, Connecticut College, MIT, Georgetown, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Caltech. Learn more about Education Unlimited’s programs at or call 510-548-6612. have a truly memorable teacher. University Campus Locations

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY AND COLLEGE Pickering College is Canada’s only Quaker-founded independent day (JK-12) and boarding (Grades 7-12) school for boys and girls and is located in Newmarket, Ontario. Founded in 1842, the school’s trailblazing Global Leadership Program inspires students to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change with the confidence, knowledge and skills to shape the future. Pickering College is a safe and respectful community where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging. Small classes ensure individualized attention (18:1 average class size) and the academic programprepares students for a rapidly-changing world that requires collaboration, innovation and creativity. The Global Leadership Program teaches students to deeply consider the global context and to develop the skills necessary to effectively participate in this context. What makes its program stand out is a focus on taking action. All students experience the process of problem solving, generating a solution and working through its implementation. As a result, graduates earn the Pickering College Global Leadership Diploma in addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. in instrumental and vocal music, and in a variety of clubs including debate and the Youth Action Organization, offering opportunities to advocate for social justice causes and to make their voices heard. The school’s international network of alumni includes prominent academics and scientists; lawyers and judges; artists, musicians and filmmakers; social entrepreneurs and business innovators; and government and public service members. Students choose Pickering College for its strong school community, global perspective and exceptional academic program. With 100% post-secondary acceptance at prestigious Canadian and international universities, Pickering College’s graduates are innovative, compassionate global citizens who are prepared to take action and make a difference in the world. Experience boarding school in Canada at Pickering College! • 40 minutes north of Toronto • Vibrant on-campus boarding program welcomes Grade 7-12 students from 25+ countries • Accredited by Ontario Ministry of Education and Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) • Member of Conference of Independent Schools Ontario (CIS) and National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) • UNESCO Candidate School, I-Think partner (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) and full partner of Facing History and Ourselves. An extensive co-curricular program offers a choice of 65 clubs and sports including soccer, basketball, hockey, softball, skating, snowboarding, skiing, equestrian, tennis, volleyball and mountain biking. Students can participate on one of Canada’s only CRTC- licensed high school-operated radio stations,

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Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing young men for higher education. The school’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, was one of America’s first, successful, female architects, and she serves as the cornerstone of our school’s motto, Aspirando et Perseverando -- To Aspire and to Persevere. Mrs. Riddle’s fortitude and vision in 1927 created the groundwork for an institution that challenges boys in the pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement. Throughout this process, students find unwavering support and create fraternal bonds that will last a lifetime. At the core of the Avon Old Farms experience are dedicated and passionate teachers that understand the intricacy of educating boys. Teachers demonstrate expertise in their disciplines, and they also contextualize learning; this helps students to explore meaningful roles as men in today’s complex society. Small classes allow teachers to cater to the learning needs of each individual. As relational learners, boys derive tremendous benefit from faculty that serves as advisors, teachers, mentors, and coaches. Athletics is an honored tradition at Avon Old Farms where boys learn the value of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. Experienced coaches, state of the art facilities, strong competition, and countless athletes at the collegiate and professional level shoulder our athletic program. Each year, Avon Old Farms competes as one of the best programs in the United States. Avon Old Farms possesses a top-tier curriculum in visual and performing arts. Our rich and varied programs provide many opportunities for boys to express themselves creatively. From our top choral group, the Riddlers, to our exquisite visual artists, students are consistently honored on local, regional, and national levels for their talent. Avon Old Farms is a special place for young men to explore drawing, painting, singing, or acting. The College Counseling Office is fully engaged with every student, which allows us to be one of the most successful college preparatory schools in single-sex education. We identify and facilitate the proper matches between Avon students and institutions of higher learning. The foundation of Avon Old Farms, and all that the school offers, will always be rooted in our core values of brotherhood, scholarship, integrity and sportsmanship; these lessons are fundamental to success at Avon and stay with our graduates for a lifetime. Avon Old Farms School: 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001 800-464-2866

AtThe Hun School of Princeton, faculty members combine academic vigor with a joyful learning environment because they believe that students do their best work when they can find joy in the process.

The Hun School combines its deep roots in Princeton with a highly diverse student body. Students from 18 states and 26 countries enjoy a broad range of academic programs designed to ensure they will thrive in an ever-changing world. Our global education curriculum is enhanced by the diversity of our community, a menu of domestic and international

travel programs, visiting thought-leaders, cultural celebrations, and the Wilf Family Global Commons, a state-of-the-art classroom and campus center. The School’s Humanities, STEM, and Arts curriculums are taught in a hands-on, student centered learning environment, with an emphasis on seven essential skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, cultural competency, ethics, communication, and leadership. Faculty members believe learning to analyze, create, and present your own work is essential. Whether students are using a 3D printer to bring an engineering design to life, discussing cardiac bypass with a cardiac surgeon (during a live surgery), or participating in a Harkness- style discussion, they are fully engaged in their classes at Hun. However,Hun teachersdon’t just direct learningwithinaprescribed timeframe and model. Rather, they facilitate it at every opportunity with warmth and welcome. Strong character and conduct are demonstrated and encouraged through a wellness curriculum and a living community expectation. Teachers who also serve as advisors, coaches, and dorm parents get to know their students well, ensuring that every student receives the individual mentorship needed to maximize their personal and educational journey. The Hun School of Princeton is located on forty-five idyllic acres in Princeton, New Jersey. It is conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, and easily accessible by car, train, or air. One of the most academically minded communities in the world, Princeton is also home to Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, McCarter Theater, and a bustling town center. The Hun School by the Numbers: 640 students; 150 courses; 55 members of student government; 71% of faculty hold advanced degrees; 58 clubs; 54 athletic teams; average of 12 students per class; 4 spirit houses; 4 scholars tracks; and NextTerm: a one-of-a-kind experiential mini-mester. The Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, New Jersey 08525 (609) 921–7600 @hunschool

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