SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

 

New Roads is offering a vibrant Summer Program across Elementary, Middle, and Upper School from June 20 - July 29.  

Our range of Summer Program offerings provide weekly themed camps along with specific classes to support the development of core skills, extend student learning, and accelerate academic placement and pre-college preparation. We will offer the same outstanding, neuroscience-informed pedagogy that are hallmarks of New Roads’ engaging human-centered approach to education. In an effort to keep our community as safe as possible, the Summer Program will adhere to COVID Guidelines that may be subject to change.

Registration for Summer Programs is now closed.

Incoming Grades 1-5

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  • Elementary School Summer Camp

    The Elementary School Summer Program extends the same dynamic, creative and expressive learning experiences that are hallmarks of a New Roads education. Students are welcome to be enrolled for a week, two, three or up to six to provide flexibility. Each week will revolve around a theme that fosters curiosity and ties all of the learning activities together:
     
    Week 1:  Nature
    Week 2:  Wonder
    Week 3:  Recycling
    Week 4:  Animals
    Week 5:  California
    Week 6:  Inventions
     
    Students will enjoy a range of designed learning experiences throughout the day. The mornings will focus on supporting and extending literacy and numeracy skills in adventurous, gamified and playful ways. Following lunch the students will then be immersed in a creative wellness academy incorporating different forms of play, creative expression and scientific experimentation.

    Teachers include: Hannah Grunbaum, Mark Franks, Keondria Jooste, Emily Green, Kyle McCarthy

    Dates: June 20 - July 29
    Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

    Weekly Price: $350
  • Summer Volleyball Camp

    *For Incoming Grades 3rd-8th
    New Roads Volleyball Camp offers quality, affordable instruction in fundamental volleyball skills. Learning and refining these fundamental skills will help each player reach his/her individual potential. The camp will emphasize skills that will benefit the players in volleyball and in life.

    Includes:
    • Camp Tee Shirt for each camper
    • Fundamental Skill Development
    • Competitive Games
    • Guest Speakers
    Staff:
    New Roads Head Girls Volleyball Coach, Jasmine Dixon
    New Roads Head Boys Volleyball Coach, Charlie Werner
    Current and former New Roads varsity volleyball players.

    For more information, please contact New Roads Director of Athletics, Steve Stokes, by email at SStokes@NewRoads.org

    Dates: Tuesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 30
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm daily
    Where: Memorial Park Gymnasium (1401 Olympic Blvd.  Santa Monica, CA)
    Price: $80

Incoming Grades 6-8

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  • Debate

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Focusing on the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation, students will learn to state a case, with an assertion supported by reasoning and evidence, and to refute by systematically and specifically answering the opponent’s claim; they will practice the art of listening and note-taking and will learn how to research a debate topic so that they can argue either side. Debate builds vital leadership skills; critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. The first two weeks of the course will be dedicated to learning the craft. In the third week, students will exercise what they learned and debate with their peers. Students with experience will be appropriately challenged and invited to be leaders in the class. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Times: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
     
    Total Price: $562.50
  • Summer Volleyball Camp

    New Roads Volleyball Camp offers quality, affordable instruction in fundamental volleyball skills. Learning and refining these fundamental skills will help each player reach his/her individual potential. The camp will emphasize skills that will benefit the players in volleyball and in life.

    Includes:
    • Camp Tee Shirt for each camper
    • Fundamental Skill Development
    • Competitive Games
    • Guest Speakers
    Staff:
    New Roads Head Girls Volleyball Coach, Jasmine Dixon
    New Roads Head Boys Volleyball Coach, Charlie Werner
    Current and former New Roads varsity volleyball players.

    For more information, please contact New Roads Director of Athletics, Steve Stokes, by email at SStokes@NewRoads.org

    Dates: Tuesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 30
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm daily
    Where: Memorial Park Gymnasium (1401 Olympic Blvd.  Santa Monica, CA)
    Price: $80
  • Visual Note-Taking

    Learn how to harness the power of visuals - color, shapes and icons - to level up your note-taking and study. In this workshop, we will build a visual toolkit to help you organize information visually in order to understand, remember and communicate it more effectively, as well as help keep you engaged and focused while you listen.

    This is a hands-on, practical session that will support students to explore using color, visual hierarchy, containers and connectors in their notes, explore the power of visual metaphors, and start developing their own icon library. 

    About your instructor
    As one of Australia’s leading Graphic Recorders, Melbourne-based Jessamy Gee has developed a unique skill set in listening, synthesizing, capturing and communicating information visually. She is the Founder and Director of Think in Color, Founder and President of Graphic Recorders Australia, author of 'GR's Best Mate' and co-author of 'The World of Visual Practice'. In 2020, Jessamy became the first Australian Director to serve on the Board of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP).

    Since launching Think in Color in 2011, Jessamy has become internationally renowned for her work, and has serviced a diverse range of clients all around Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe across the corporate, community, education and government sectors.

    Instructor: Jessamy Gee
    Dates: July 18 - July 22
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Total Price: $150
  • Experiential STEM Camp

    Join us for a fully immersive STEM Camp experience. The summer STEM camp is for students entering the 6-8 grades. Each week will have a different theme that focuses on STEM experiences such as robot building and programming, machine learning, chemistry, physics, rocket science, myth-busting, and other STEM activities. This is a hands-on experiential learning experience that features both fun and learning. The program is run by professional science and robotics teachers who work year-round in the robotics, STEM, and science classrooms at New Roads School. The morning hours will focus on the STEM learning portion of our program and the afternoon hours will feature fun excursions (pending COVID safety protocols) to museums, amusement parks, virtual reality arcades, the beach, and other local adventures that enrich the STEM learning experience. So if you want to learn to be a technical and science guru while having tons of fun, this is the program for you!

    SAMPLE SCHEDULE
    8:00 am - 9:00 am - Students arrive, commencement activities
    9:00 am - 10:30 am - STEM program activities
    10:15 am - 10:30 am - Snack/break
    10:30 am - 11: 30 am - STEM program activities
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Lunch
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - STEM games on campus, major travel field trip or a walking field trip to a local attraction.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Snack and wind-down activities. Pick up. 

    Teachers: Bob Cloer
    Dates: June 20 - July 29
    Pick 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-week option
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Weekly Price: $600
  • Foundational Math

    Foundational Math will focus on improving students' conceptual understanding of a variety of number types. Students will practice operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals while working towards procedural fluency. In addition, they will be asked to apply these skills to problem-solving situations that will allow them to think creatively and teach them to justify their process.  

    This course is best suited for students who took Foundations in Math A or B (or an equivalent 5th, 6th or 7th-grade math class) during the previous school year.

    Teacher: Lauren Valla
    Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Times: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Total Price: $270
  • Foundational Algebra

    Foundational Algebra will focus on reviewing students' knowledge of pre-algebra skills and helping them explore early Algebra concepts. Students will work flexibly with fractions, decimals and integers, and apply these skills to solve problems. In addition, they will begin to see how these fundamental ideas are essential for uncovering patterns and analyzing relationships between numbers that lay the foundation for Algebra. Each week will focus on a different topic and students may sign up for as many one-week sessions as they would like. 

    Teacher: Lauren Valla
    Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Total Price: $270

Incoming Grades 9-12

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  • Art Portfolio Boot Camp

    This is an intensive visual arts course for students interested in building a fine art portfolio. Students will be given the time, instruction and feedback to develop a cohesive portfolio that showcases their artistic talents. Students are invited to continue projects they’ve already started in drawing, painting, sculpture or photography. Based on their work, they will also start to create new artworks that are conceptually and technically sophisticated. This course is intended for students who have previous art courses under their belt. It is best if students start off the class with artworks they’ve already begun. Towards the end of the session, students will also learn how to title their work, write project descriptions and artist statements - key elements of an accomplished art portfolio.

    Teacher: Ali Prosch
    Dates: July 18 - July 29
    Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
     
    Total Price: $300
  • Conceptual Clothing - Sewing and Textile Dyeing

    This two-week course will introduce students to basic hand and machine sewing techniques.  As a way to learn more about textiles in the process, students will learn about dyeing techniques including Indigo, Shibori and Ice Dye.  The dyed fabrics will be used in sewing projects including a tote bag and Huipil. 

    Teacher: Mimi Haddon
    Dates: July 5 - July 15
    Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
     
    Total Price: $360
  • Conceptual Clothing - The Art of Upcycle Fashion

    The art of Upcycle clothing is a great way to extend the life of a garment and offer it a new sense of style and artistic expression. Students will work with used clothing and upcycled materials to create their own special wearable pieces.  In addition to machine sewing, we will cover craft methods including embroidery, dyeing and embellishment.

    Teacher: Mimi Haddon
    Dates: July 18 - July 29
    Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
     
    Total Price: $360
  • Supplemental Algebra

    Supplemental Algebra offers enrichment designed to reinforce core Algebra skills and create a stronger foundation for success for students who will begin Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2  in the fall. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear functions, graphing, and solving systems. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Teacher: Thomas Lowery
    Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Total Price: $675
  • Visual Note-Taking

    Learn how to harness the power of visuals - color, shapes and icons - to level up your note-taking and study. In this workshop, we will build a visual toolkit to help you organize information visually in order to understand, remember and communicate it more effectively, as well as help keep you engaged and focused while you listen.

    This is a hands-on, practical session that will support students to explore using color, visual hierarchy, containers and connectors in their notes, explore the power of visual metaphors, and start developing their own icon library. 

    About your instructor
    As one of Australia’s leading Graphic Recorders, Melbourne-based Jessamy Gee has developed a unique skill set in listening, synthesizing, capturing and communicating information visually. She is the Founder and Director of Think in Color, Founder and President of Graphic Recorders Australia, author of 'GR's Best Mate' and co-author of 'The World of Visual Practice'. In 2020, Jessamy became the first Australian Director to serve on the Board of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP).

    Since launching Think in Color in 2011, Jessamy has become internationally renowned for her work, and has serviced a diverse range of clients all around Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe across the corporate, community, education and government sectors.

    Instructor: Jessamy Gee
    Dates: July 18 - July 22
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Total Price: $150
  • Advanced Supplemental Algebra

    Advanced Supplemental Algebra offers additional enrichment designed to establish a broader and deeper base of knowledge for students who are entering the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class after Geometry, or for students entering Pre Calculus. Topics include solving systems, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing. Note: If you are a current New Roads 10th grader who took Geometry this year, consideration for placement in the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class will be based on successful completion of coursework, teacher recommendation, and a placement test.

    Teacher: Thomas Lowery
    Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Times: Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    Total Price: $675
  • Math: Geometry (Academic Credit)

    Geometry is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students who would like to register for this class will need to submit prior approval from their current math teacher to Summer School Director Jimmy Morrissey, who will then confirm your registration. Note: If you are a current New Roads student, consideration for placement in the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class for the next school year will be based on successful completion of coursework, teacher recommendation, and a placement test.

    Teacher: Barbara Ransom
    Semester 1 Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Semester 2 Dates: July 11 - July 29
    Times: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Semester Price: $675
  • Math: Honors Precalculus (Academic Credit)

    Math: Honors Precalculus (Academic Credit)
    Honors Precalculus is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students who would like to register for this class will need to submit prior approval to Summer School Director Jimmy Morrissey, who will then confirm your registration.

    Teacher: Daniel Figueroa
    Semester 1 Dates: June 20 - July 8
    Semester 2 Dates: July 11 - July 29
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Semester Price: $675
  • College Essay Writing Workshop

    This two-week College Essay Workshop (that meets Monday through Thursday afternoons) is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students working on their Common App essays for college. Whether students are looking to polish a completed draft or want to get a head start on writing their personal statements, this workshop will help them complete an essay that meaningfully expresses their individual stories and values. The class includes self-reflection activities, guidance from admissions representatives, and helpful resources for students.
     
    Teacher: Mehnaz Sahibzada
    Dates: July 11 - July 21
    Times: Monday - Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00pm

    Total Price: $240

Summer at New Roads FAQ

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  • COVID-19 Policies

    2022 Summer School COVID-19 Policies
    Students enrolled in the 2022 Summer School program are required to follow New Roads School’s COVID-19 policies.  All eligible students 12+ are required to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated and “up to date” with their COVID-19 boosters upon enrollment (unless they have an approved legal exemption).  Additional protocols include, but are not limited to, symptom screening requirements, masking, quarantine requirements, COVID-19 regular and exposure testing (if needed), and other safety precautions (please know that these protocols may be modified from time to time based on the current climate).
  • Financial Aid

    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration. Your financial aid application on file will be reviewed to determine financial aid eligibility for summer programs.

    For questions regarding financial assistance for Summer Programs, please email Yoon Mi Checchi at ychecchi@newroads.org.


  • Meals and Lunch Order Information

    Click here for information about creating a lunch account and purchasing food at Summer Camp!
  • Materials & Supplies

    The majority of Remote Summer Program classes do not require specific materials or supplies for participation. Once a class has been approved to proceed, families will be notified of the materials or supplies required.
  • Registration

    Registration will close at 5:00 PM on June 6. We evaluate which classes will run based on enrollment numbers and confirmation to families will be sent starting on May 27, 2022.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Rachel Rayos at rrayos@newroads.org
  • Refunds

    We recognize that summer plans can change, however, classes are green-lighted based on enrollment.

    Please note the following dates for processing of any refunds:

    June 6 - June 12: Withdrawals or dropped classes during this period receive a 50% refund.
    June 13: No refunds are given for withdrawals made as of this date.

    In the event of a canceled class or program, we will issue a full refund using the method of payment.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Class sizes are limited and all courses are contingent upon enrollment. Full refunds are given should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full.