Summer At New Roads

Delight in Learning - Summer at New Roads

Whether for enrichment, consolidation or adventure, our Summer Program offerings are designed for K-12 students to delight in learning. At New Roads, we believe that optimal growth and development occurs in the interchanging sweet spot between direct instruction and discovery learning.

At New Roads, our programs challenge students to build upon and satisfy their natural curiosity, to seek and evaluate information, and to use the information they acquire to delve deeply and critically into their studies in order to creatively apply their skills and knowledge to real-world problems. We give students a strong conceptual and analytic foundation from which they can launch their own explorations, and develop and pursue their own passions.

New Roads School’s Summer Programs offer a range of learning experiences for students entering grades K through 12. Camps and classes take place on the New Roads School campus (3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica) from June 22 - July 24, 2020.

Please see links below for details, schedules and registration information.

Incoming Grades K-5

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  • Summer Adventure Drop In

    New Roads Lower School Summer Program encourages the wonder of learning, where young individuals develop a taste for the thrill and satisfaction that comes from adventurous problem solving and being encouraged to uncover fascinating new questions. Young people will enjoy direct instruction and discovery learning across a variety of different integrated educational experiences. Mornings have a greater emphasis on conceptual exploration of mathematics, reading and writing, and in the afternoon, we ignite and foster the emerging environmentalists, storytellers, inventors, techies, athletes, musicians, painters and performers. Each week has a different thematic emphasis of integrated learning that is woven throughout the daily experience.

    Dates: June 22 - July 26, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Drop-off begins at 8:00 AM, Pick-up closes at 4:00 PM)
    Price: $450 per week
    Click here to register

Incoming Grades 6-8

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  • Debate

    New Roads has the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Come and learn from our award-winning debate program. Debate builds vital leadership skills: critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. Come and learn 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. 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. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Foundational Math and Foundational Algebra

    Foundational Math and Foundational Algebra provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level to meet their desirable level of challenge.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Musical Theater

    The New Roads School Musical Theater Camp strengthens improvisation skills, provides vocal, dance and acting training, and builds confidence and self-esteem while teaching teamwork and fostering creativity. The students will start the day with improvisation which teaches the basics of storytelling. The students will then be guided through the staging process leading up to a final revue-type production on the final day of the camp.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (lunch 12:00 PM -12:30 PM) 7:00 PM showcase on July 24
    Price: $1500
    Click here to register
  • Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp

    Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. This class will enjoy direct instruction and discovery learning across a variety of different integrated educational experiences offering a desirable level of challenge for each student.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Robotics/STREAM

    New Roads has an internationally competitive Robotics program. In Robotics / STREAM2, you spend time doing projects and experiments that make learning through STREAM2 as fun as it is rewarding. Experience the world through electronics, biology, art, and coding via hands-on challenges that are limited only to one’s imagination. Bob Cloer, New Roads Middle School Science teacher, is ready to lead curious, adventurous and joyous students through experiments, tests, launches and challenges that bring learning to life. In Robotics / STREAM2, you don’t just learn science, technology, relationships, engineering, arts, mathematics and media; you create it.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Santa Monica Wellness

    New Roads acknowledges the importance of physical development and wellbeing as well as discovering, developing, and enhancing young people’s awareness of the connection between mind, body and the environment. As part of the Santa Monica wellness program, students will experience one of the greatest natural urban contexts and engage in physical activities that help them grow in various dimensions. This program also gives students tools and strategies to manage stress and anxiety. Activities include hiking in the mountains, running the stairs, training circuits, riding the foreshore, beach volleyball, basketball skills, beach walks and talks, soccer skills, mindfulness and more.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Price: $300 per week
    Click here to register

Incoming Grades 9 - 12

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  • Advanced Supplemental Algebra

    Advanced Supplemental Algebra offers additional enrichment designed to establish a broader and deeper base of knowledge for students who would like to enter the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class after Geometry. Topics include solving systems, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing. Note: placement in the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class requires successful completion of coursework, teacher recommendation, and a placement test.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Price: $1,500 per session
    Click here to register
  • Algebra 2 / Trigonometry (Academic Credit)

    Algebra 2 / Trigonometry is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Price: $875 for the summer semester
    Click here to register
  • Debate

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Come and learn more through our award-winning debate program. Debate builds vital leadership skills: critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. Hone your skills of public speaking and argumentation. The curriculum will be adapted to the skill and experience of debaters whether new to the event or preparing for the Parliamentary Tournament of Champions. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Financial Literacy

    Financial Literacy is designed to teach US students how to set long- and short-term personal and financial goals; create and work with a personal budget; identify how and when to use credit; save and invest; and understand the basics of banking services. Our goal is to provide students with an interesting, entertaining, and challenging way to learn and apply decision-making skills.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    *This class is still being finalized - if interested please email mvickers@newroads.org
  • 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 registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Price: $875 for the summer semester
    Click here to register
  • 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 registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Price: $875 for the summer semester
    Click here to register
  • Musical Theater

    The New Roads School Musical Theater Camp is a bootcamp to strengthen improvisation skills; vocal, dance and acting training; build confidence and self-esteem while teaching teamwork and fostering creativity. The students will start the day with improvisation which teaches the basics of storytelling. The students will then be guided through the staging process leading up to a final revue-type production on the final day of the camp.

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (lunch 12:00 PM -12:30 PM). 7:00 PM showcase on July 24
    Price: $1500
    Click here to register
  • Robotics/STREAM

    New Roads has an Internationally competitive robotics program. In Robotics / STREAM2 you spend time doing all of the projects and experiments that make learning through STEM as fun as it is rewarding. Experience the world through electronics, biology, art, and coding via hands-on challenges that are limited only to one’s imagination. Danny Figueroa, New Roads Math and Science teacher, is ready to lead curious, adventurous and joyous students through experiments, tests, launches and challenges that bring learning to life. In Robotics / STREAM2, you don’t just learn science, technology, relationships, engineering, arts, mathematics and media; you create it.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Price: $900 per session
    Click here to register
  • Santa Monica Wellness (PE Credit)

    New Roads acknowledges the importance of physical development and wellbeing as well as discovering, developing, and enhancing young people’s awareness of the connection between mind, body and the environment. As part of the Santa Monica wellness program students get to experience one of the greatest natural urban contexts and engage in physical activities that help them grow in various dimensions. This program also gives students tools and strategies to manage stress and anxiety. These activities include hiking in the mountains, running the stairs, training circuits, riding the foreshore, beach volleyball, basketball skills, beach walks and talks, soccer skills, mindfulness and more.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 pm
    Price: $300 per week
    Click here to register
  • Supplemental Algebra

    Supplemental Algebra offers enrichment designed to reinforce core Algebra 1 skills and create a stronger foundation for success for students who will begin 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.

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Price: $1,500 per session
    Click here to register

Summer at New Roads FAQ

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  • Register

    Registration will continue until the first day of class or until the class is full. We evaluate which classes will run due to enrollment numbers. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@newroads.org.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full refunds are given should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. To ensure a space, please complete your registration and return with your payment by March 1, 2020.
  • Refunds

    We recognize that summer plans can change, however classes are greenlighted based on enrollment.

    Please note the following dates for processing of any refunds:
    March 15 - May 15: Withdrawals or dropped classes between these dates receive a 50% refund.
    May 15: No refunds are given for withdrawals made after this date.

    In the event of a cancelled class or program, we will issue a refund based on the method of payment.
  • 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.

    For questions regarding Summer Programs, please email cadams@newroads.org
  • Become a Teaching Assistant!

    If your Upper School child is interested in being a teacher's assistant this summer, they can sign up here! It pays a little and it will be fun! We will contact your child for an interview once we have confirmed which classes are running.

The New Roads Advantage

In a school that mirrors the socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity of Los Angeles, New Roads students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, perspectives, and righteousness. We are inspired by the promise that our students represent for the future of democracy.