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Summer at New Roads

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  • Debate! (Grades 5 - 8)

    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. 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. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Dates:
    July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $950

    Instructor: Akunna Uka

    Register here
  • Foundational Math & Foundational Algebra (Grades 5 - 8)

    Additional enrichment designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Dates:

    Session 1: June 17 - June 21
    Session 2: June 24 - June 28
    Session 3: July 1 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 4: July 8 - July 12

    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Price:
    $250 per session
    Instructor:
    Lauren Valla

    Register here
  • Jedi Training (Grades 5 - 8)

    Students learn the ways of The Force! Students learn to overcome their fears and are taught basic lightsaber tactics as a group that they can apply to conflict resolution. Jedi are patient, mindful, and believe that love and compassion are central to our lives.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price:
    $950 per session

    Instructors:
    TBD

    Register here
  • LEGO Superheroes (Grades 5 - 8)

    Students will design and build LEGO superhero figures of their own. Once they create the characters, they will create a movie using stop-motion animation. Students will write their own stories and voice all of the characters. Planning, organizing, design, creative problem solving and independent thinking are all put to the test.

    Watch the promo here

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $1,250 per session (includes kit fee)

    Instructor: Michelle Bernstein

    Register here
  • Musical Theater Camp! (Grades 7 - 12)

    Strengthen improv skills, vocal, dance and acting training, builds confidence and self-esteem while teaching teamwork and fostering creativity. This intensive three week model has been established for actors of all experience levels to grow their skills and demonstrate what they have learned in a spectacular, final renue-type production. New Roads’ superb faculty and working theatre professionals will offer master classes and share insider experience and knowledge. Participants will rehearse and perform in New Road’s 350 seat state-of-the-art, professional quality theater. 

    Dates: 
    July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Price: $1,200 

    Instructors: Kristi Schultz, Brian Frete and Sang Hee Cho

    Register here
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar Bootcamp (Grades 5 - 8)

    Additional enrichment designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. These courses enable students to advance their English placement for the coming school year. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - June 28
    Session 2: July 1 - July 12 (no class on July 4)
    Session 3: July 15 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Price: $500 per session

    Instructor: Rose Tully

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  • STEM Camp (Grades 5-8)

    STEM camp with Danny and Bob will be an experience that you will never forget! This four week intensive program is for students that are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The main focus will be learning and practicing the engineering design process through a series of hands-on projects like creating solar sprint cars, bottle rockets, Arduino boards and participating in the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Robotics competition!

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 12 (no class on July 4)
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $1,250 per session (+ $50 kit fee)

    Instructor: Danny Figueroa & Bob Cloer

    Register here

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  • Advanced Supplemental Algebra (Grades 9 - 12)

    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.

    Price: $500 per session

    Instructor: TBD
  • Escape Room (Grades 9 - 12)

    Develop your cognitive skills and problem solving abilities. This is a physical and mental adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $950 per session

    Instructor: Andrew “Shlomo” Buchan

    Register here
  • Figure Drawing & Mixed Media (Grades 10 - 12)

    Figure drawing is part of the foundation of a drawing practice. In this class we will seek to demystify drawing the body and rediscover the poetry of the human form using a live nude model as inspiration. Students will have fun exploring different mediums to create art.

    Click here to view the promo video

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $1,250 per session (includes kit fee)

    Instructor: Kate Savage

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  • Financial Literacy (Grades 9 - 12)

    Our goal is to provide students with an interesting, entertaining, and challenging way to learn and apply decision-making skills. 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.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $950 per session

    Register here
  • Musical Theater Camp! (Grades 7 - 12)

    Strengthen improv skills, vocal, dance and acting training, builds confidence and self-esteem while teaching teamwork and fostering creativity. This intensive three week model has been established for actors of all experience levels to grow their skills and demonstrate what they have learned in a spectacular, final renue-type production. New Roads’ superb faculty and working theatre professionals will offer master classes and share insider experience and knowledge. Participants will rehearse and perform in New Road’s 350 seat state-of-the-art, professional quality theater.

    Dates:
    July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Price: $1,200

    Instructors: Kristi Schultz, Brian Frete and Sang Hee Cho

    Register here
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar Bootcamp (Grades 9 - 12)

    Additional enrichment designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. These courses enable students to advance their English placement for the coming school year. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - June 28
    Session 2: July 1 - 12 (no class on July 4)
    Session 3: July 15 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    Price: $500 per session

    Instructor: Larry Friedman

    Register here
  • Supplemental Algebra (Grades 9 - 12)

    Additional 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.

    Price: $500 per session

    Instructor: TBD

    Register here

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  • Hogwarts Academy (Grades 1 - 4)

    The first half of this exciting adventure will focus on literature, art and writing using the first Harry Potter book as a guide. After lunch, students return to focus on math games, magic, botany, potions and charms.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price: $950 per session

    Instructor: Martha Champlin

    Register here
  • Music and Play!

    Come and play! Enjoy making music and participate in other playful adventures!

    Dates:
    One two-week session: 8/5 - 8/16
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price:
    $950 per session
    Lennon

    Instructor:
    Cathy Jarel-Girgis
  • STEM Camp

    This four week camp is for campers who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. K-4 students learn how to build solar sprint cars, prosthetics and water rockets!

    Dates:
    One four week session: 6/17 - 7/12
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price:
    $1250 per session (includes kit fee)
    Parks & Prigogine

    Instructor:
    Danny Figueroa
  • Woodworking (Grades 1-4)

    Students create toys and useful projects using hand tools. They do not need any prior experience, and all of the tools/materials required to make the projects are provided.

    Dates:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4th)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Price: $950 per session

    Instructor: Chris Crasta

    Register here

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  • Algebra 1 (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor: TBA

    Register here
  • Algebra 2/Trig (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor TBA

    Register here
  • Biology (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor: Tara Treiber

    Register here
  • Chemistry (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor: Janine Extavour

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  • Geometry (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor: Andrew "Shlomo" Buchan

    Register here
  • Precalculus (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price: $750 per session

    Instructor: Myra Uytiepo

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  • Spanish 1-4 (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Session 1: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Session 2: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price:
    $750 per session

    Register here
  • World Civilizations 1 & 2 (Grades 9 - 12)

    College-Preparatory classes 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:
    Semester A: June 17 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
    Semester B: July 8 - July 26
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Price:
    $750 per session

    Instructor:
    William Purdy

    Register here
Cancelled Classes:
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, 2019.

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
About New Roads
New Roads School, a K-12 independent school in Santa Monica, CA, liberates voice, curiosity, perspective and talents through the art and science of progressive education. Our authentically diverse students develop a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.

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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.