Summer Courses

Inside a Summer Session classroom

Summer Session provides a wide range of courses in math, science, writing, reading, English as a second language, foreign languages, visual arts, and performing arts. Our five 40 minute daily class periods permit students to create unique personalized programs. Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, and a holistic approach allow our teachers to get to know each student and support his/her individual growth. We also encourage parents and schools to provide us with any student-specific goals we can address over the summer.

Browse Our Summer Courses

Arts

  • Miracle of Clay
  • Woodshop
  • Drama Debut
  • Dance
  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Explorations in Art
  • Mixed Medium Painting
  • Music: Create and Perform
  • Music History

English

  • Reader’s Workshop
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Seuss to Shakespeare
  • Thickening the Plot: Art of Creative Writing
  • Travel the World in a Book
  • Utopia, Gone Wrong
  • Coming of Ages Stories
  • Newsies: Intro to Journalism
  • Headliners: Advanced Journalism
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • Alone in the Wilderness
  • Global Issues & Current Events

ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS

  • Student Organization
  • Penmanship
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • SSAT Prep: Verbal
  • SSAT Prep: Math
  • SAT & Application Essays
  • Interview Skills

MATHEMATICS

  • Fundamentals: Adding & Subtracting
  • Fundamentals: Multiplying & Dividing
  • Fundamentals: Decimals & Fractions
  • Operations with Fractions
  • PEMDAS and Integers
  • Intro to Geometry
  • Graphing
  • Mathematical Word Problems
  • Multi-step Equations
  • Linear Functions
  • Systems of Equations
  • Polynomials
  • Geometry: Proofs & Triangles
  • Statistics and Probability 
  • Coding

Science

  • Environmental Detectives
  • Environmental Science
  • Making Things Go: On Land
  • Making Things Go: In the Air
  • Mystery Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation: Forensics
  • Astronomy
  • Robotics
  • Adventures with Science
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nutrition
  • Wilderness Survival

History

  • Greek & Roman Mythology
  • Ancient Rome
  • Art History (Da Vinci to Dali)
  • Sports Psychology

WORLD LANGUAGES

  • French
  • Latin
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • German

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

  • ESL: Reading & Vocabulary
  • ESL: Writing & Grammar
  • ESL: Conversation to Presentation Skills
  • ESL: Topics in U.S. History
  • ESL: Interview Skills

Learn More

Download the Cardigan Summer Session 2019 Course Catalog and see what we offer to summer students.

View the Catalog

2019 Summer Session Dates


Full 6 weeks:
June 29 to August 8

Session One:
June 29 to July 20

Session Two:
July 20 to August 8